Veterans Day 2015: Events Across Texas
On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to preserving our constitutional rights. Their sacrifices help protect our Right to a Trial by Jury. In addition to standing by the Seventh Amendment, we should never forget to stand by our troops.
Veterans Day activities began this weekend and festivities will last all throughout this week. Here are a few events and activities scheduled throughout Texas:
Veterans Day Parade: November 11, 9:30am to 11am
Downtown Austin, Congress Ave. to the Texas State Capitol
Featuring Capitol South Step Entertainment, the Del Valle High School Cardinal Band, and more. The parade begins at the Ann Richards Bridge and will go down Congress Ave. to the State Capitol.
LBJ Presidential Library Free Admission for Everyone: November 11, 9am to 5pm
2313 Red River St., Austin
Active military members are always free. This Veterans Day, admission is free for everyone.
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
“Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II” Dallas Parade: November 11, 11am
Downtown Dallas, Parade will begin at Reunion Arena and end past City Hall
A ceremony of colors will precede the parade. Military exhibits will be on display in front of City Hall beginning at 9:30am and will be dismantled following the parade.
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery: Veterans Day Program: November 11, 3pm
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas
The cemetery will host a special memorial ceremony. Flags will be placed on all the graves for Veterans Day.
Unite for Troops Veterans Day Celebration: November 14, 10am to 4pm
Porter’s, 600 E. Irving Blvd., Irving
Event will include music, food, games, crafts, and a patriotic/military costume contest. Care package donations will be accepted at this event. The American Red Cross will also be hosting a blood-drive.
“Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration: November 11, 9am to 1pm
City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston
City Hall will host the AT&T Job & Resource Fair, the US Family Health Plan Health Fair, and a ceremony saluting our veterans followed by the Veterans Day Parade presented by H-E-B.
The Woodlands Veterans Day Tribute: November 11, 4:30pm
Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Tribute featuring a presentation of colors, musical performances, remarks by local dignitaries and a care package drop-off booth.
Annual UTPB Veterans Day Recognition Celebration: November 11, 9am
4901 E. University Blvd., Odessa
Activities include a presentation of colors by students from Odessa and Permian High Schools, a performance by the UTPB University Choir and Falcon Wind Band, a balloon release by UTPB STEM Academy, and a keynote address from Associate Vice Chancellor, Tony Cucolo.
Veterans Day Concert – 11th Annual Salute to Service: November 11, 7pm
Tobin Center for the Arts, San Antonio
Free concert featuring the San Antonio Symphony, the USAF Band of the West “Dimensions in Blue Jazz Ensemble,” and the 323d Army Band, “Fort Sam’s Own” Biohazard Brass Band. Tickets required.
Stinson Municipal Airport Dream Flight: November 11, 9am
8535 Mission Rd, San Antonio
Stinson Municipal Airport will be hosting the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation as a part of a Veterans Day Celebration. Featuring Lt. Col. Richard Cole and former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Air Force veteran Phil Hardberger as they return to the sky for a Dream Flight.
Waco’s Annual Veterans Day Parade: November 11, 11am
Begins at corner of 17th St. and Austin and continues to Heritage Square
Lineup starts at 9am and parade starts at 11am. Following the parade will be a special moment at the Veteran’s Memorial at Washington Ave. and University Parks Dr.