2017 Veterans Day Celebration
Join us Saturday, November 11, 2017
Text below is from 2016 parade
THE CITY OF HOUSTON’S ANNUAL “HOUSTON SALUTES AMERICAN HEROES” VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
Houston is a cornerstone of Veterans Day celebrations in the United States. As a city, Houston is proud to pay tribute to our men and women in the military by providing an annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration”. This civic celebration honors and celebrates the brave men, women, and families who pay the ultimate sacrifice for liberty and freedom.
The celebration begins with a job, resource and health fair for military personnel, past and present. Many returning veterans find themselves unemployed or under employed while trying to effectively translate their extensive military skills into the current job market. Approximately 300,000 veterans live in the Houston metropolitan area with 22,000 of those veterans having returned since 9/11. The health fair will provide on-site health screenings, including flu shots.
The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and end with a moment of silence in memory of the WWI signing of the Armistice. The salute continues with a 11:30 am parade that winds through downtown. Over 10,000 Houstonians pay tribute to our veterans by observing the parade and have the opportunity to participate in the job/health fair.
Parking is free in the Theater District Tranquillity Garage (entrances #2 and #5 only) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parking is available for a fee in SP+ Parking lots.
For More Information:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
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2017 Parade Route Map
Veterans Day Parade Links
City Signature Events