As we salute our troops this Veterans Day, we recognize that entire families make sacrifices for our nation’s freedom and we thank our military veterans and their families.
This year is especially poignant for our country as we mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning World War I, July 28, 1914.
The annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration begins at 9 a.m. in Hermann Square with the fifth annual AT&T Veterans Job & Resource Fair and the fourth annual Walgreens Veterans Health Fair. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall. A moment of silence will be observed at 11 a.m., in memory of the WWI signing of the Armistice. The original Armistice was signed at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
• 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. AT&T Veterans Job and Resource Fair
• 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Walgreens Veterans Health Fair
• 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ceremony
• 11:30 a.m. American Heroes Parade
If a formal event is too difficult for your aging parent or other loved one to take on this week, consider custom-tailoring a Veterans Day remembrance:
- Select patriotic music from your Mom or Dad’s favorite era.
- Consider taking a drive down city streets where flag displays will be at their peak.
- Visit a church or synagogue during a Veterans Day prayer service.
- Schedule a visit with a friend or relative who can help your loved one recall stories from their military service.
We salute our military veterans and thank them for their sacrifice so that we may enjoy our nation’s freedom! Thank you!