Austin Veterans Day Parade 2017

Welcome to the Austin TX Veterans' Day Parade Website

The Austin Veterans Day Parade Committee welcomes you to this year's page.  This is an all-volunteer event operating for over 15 years and designated as an official regional site by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans' Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans'. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated.

It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Our theme this year is the military poppy and the actions in Flanders Field that inspired the poem at the end of World War I.

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52

Years in operation

119

Floats and organizations

15

Years as a VA Regional Site

20,000

Average attendees (but you're all special to us)

PARADE INFORMATION

Check here for the latest line up schedule and for updated events 

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PARADE COMMITTEE

The Parade Committee welcomes new members to its meetings.  Help the Austin Veterans Day Parade succeed - volunteer today!

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COMMEMORATION PROGRAM

The commemoration program will be held on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.  

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SPONSORS & SUPPORT

This parade could not happen without the many generous hours put in by volunteers and the tremendous contributions of our sponsors - Thank you.

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PICTURES & MEDIA

Here's a few of our favorite shots of past parades.  Share yours with us by sending them to admin@austinparade.com.  If you want to use our pics, please credit the Austin Veterans Day Parade and include a link back to this site.  No commercial use without permission allowed.

TRAVIS COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICE

The Travis County Veterans Service Office provides eligible veterans, their dependents, and survivors direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled from the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Other contact

The Parade Committee are all volunteers.  

Join us today.  For more information or to learn about the next meetings - Please use the contact form or write admin@austinveteransparade.org for more information.  Send mail to:

AVDPC | Highland Hills-Oak Hill VFW 4443 | PO Box 92022 Austin, TX 78709

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