Houston has the 2nd largest veteran population in the nation with over 250,000 veterans in residence. The City 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 have fought and sacrificed for our liberty and freedom.
The traditional Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. with acknowledgements and a distinguished keynote speaker recognizing our local heroes. At the 11th hour on the 11th day, there will be a Moment of Silence in memory of the 101st anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended WWI.
- This year’s Parade Marshal and Keynote Speaker is Joe Walsh
The American Heroes Parade will begin at 11:30 A.M. at Dallas and Bagby, and proceeds east on Dallas, north on Louisiana, west on Walker, south on Smith, west on Lamar, ending on Lamar at Bagby. Local Veteran organizations, ROTC and Junior ROTCs, bands, and supporters will march in the parade to show respect and to honor our veterans. This parade is open to the public and are welcome along the parade route.