The City of Centerville holds its 6th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday.
This year, two honored guests lead the procession of lights and music: local wounded warrior veterans.
One of those grand marshals is Tech Sergeant Kelly Buettner, who currently lives in Kathleen.
For her, September 11, 2001 was a call to serve.
Buettner joined the Air Force in 2002, where she worked in medical evacuation, or "medevac," providing emergency care.
She retired for medical reasons this past year, after she was injured on her second tour in Iraq.
"I was diagnosed with PTSD, a traumatic brain disorder, and lower extremity radiculopathy," Buettner explains.