TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – 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.