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COMMEMORATION PROGRAM AT THE SOUTH STEPS OF THE TEXAS STATE CAPITOL

God Bless America

God bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her through the night with the light from above from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home.

Special Thanks to the “Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel” for the Veterans’ Day Reviewing Stand, Brown Distributing Co., Mercedes of Austin and BMW of Austin Professional Contract Services, Inc. (Veterans’ Day Street Banner) Department of Veterans Affairs/VA Vet Center, and the Texas Army and Air National Guards Thanks to All Veterans’ Day Committee Members, Austin’s Veterans Service Organizations, AISD, The Texas Veterans Commission, Veteran Volunteers and The Austin Retired Chiefs Association, (Essay Contest) Harold Leung, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 915 Austin, TX (POW/MIA Table), Tejanos In Action, Austin, TX Mr. Richard Arvine Overton - Parade Grand Marshal (Nation’s Oldest Living WWII Veteran) Thanks to our friends at Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union KVET/KASE 98.1 Radio Station and the Salvation Army, Travis County Media Services Channel 17, Fox 7 Care Force (Media Alerts) The Commemorative Air Force “Missing Man Formation Flyover”, The Del Valle High School USAF Jr. ROTC and the Cardinal Band, Capitol DPS, APD, AFD, EMS, Travis County Commissioners Court and City of Austin

National Anthem

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O say, does that StarSpangled Banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave