Captain Jerry Yellin, One of Seven World War II veterans to lead Dallas Veterans Day parade

Several of the Dallas Veterans Day Parade grand marshals, from left, James Henderson, William Morris Paulk, Will H. Nealy and R.V. Burgin, pose on Wednesday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. (Rachel Woolf/The Dallas Morning News)

Several of the Dallas Veterans Day Parade grand marshals, from left, James Henderson, William Morris Paulk, Will H. Nealy and R.V. Burgin, pose on Wednesday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. (Rachel Woolf/The Dallas Morning News)

An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people are expected to line downtown Dallas streets in two weeks to celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who served during World War II, which ended 70 years ago.

The city’s annual Veterans Day parade is scheduled for Nov. 11 and features seven grand marshals: six men and one woman. Their names were announced today and include Romus “R.V.” Burgin, whose story was told in the HBO miniseries The Pacific.

King Moss II, parade committee chairman, said the contribution of these people and their fellow World War II veterans can’t be overestimated.

“These people of this great generation literally saved the world,” he said.

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WWII fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, then and now

WWII fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, then and now