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Sacramento Throws Parade for US Heroes From French Train Attack

  • Associated Press

FILE - U.S. Air Force personnel and their families wait for the arrival of Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, Sept. 3, 2015.

FILE - U.S. Air Force personnel and their families wait for the arrival of Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, Sept. 3, 2015.

Sacramento is set to celebrate three hometown heroes who foiled an attack on a train in Europe.

A parade down the Capitol Mall on Friday will honor college student Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone.

Mayor Kevin Johnson says the day will include a flyover by the U.S. Air Force, a performance from singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, and a rally on the steps of the California Capitol.

The parade comes three weeks to the day after the three childhood friends who grew up in the area tackled a gunman on a Paris-bound train.

Since then the three have become widely-lauded heroes and sudden celebrities, making appearances on late-night talk shows, receiving a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama and receiving France's highest honor from President Francois Hollande.

From the left, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon pose for a photo.

From the left, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon pose for a photo.

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