Gold Star moms lead Albany’s first full Memorial Day parade since COVID

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Albany’s Memorial Day Parade was back in full force for the first time since 2019.

The parade’s grand marshals were two Gold Star mothers, Cindy Roberts and Mary Elizabeth Jenks, honoring their daughters killed in the line of duty.

Cindy Roberts lost her only daughter to suicide nearly 10 years ago.

VA researchers estimate that a veteran dies by suicide every 65 minutes.

Sergeant Kristie Roberts had served in the Army National Guard. Her mother is honoring her by encouraging others to get help.

Hear her mom’s message by watching the video.