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Veterans Day Parade Schedule and Outline of Events

Parade Line Up

7:00 to 9:00 am, at Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin, TX (Congress Street Bridge);

Parade Reviewing Stand

8:45 am, Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, located at 7th and Congress

Parade Lead off

9:00 am, Grand Marshall on site, parade will proceed up Congress Ave. to the Texas State Capitol; Capitol South Step Entertainment

Parade Ends at 11th and Congress Ave. The Department of Veterans Affairs’, Veterans Day National Committee has selected Travis County and the City of Austin as a NATIONAL REGIONAL SITE for this 2018 Veterans’ Day celebration. This marks America’s 64th Annual Veterans’ Day event.

Musical Entertainment

10:30 through 10:55 am

Memorial Ceremony - Commemoration Program - Ceremonial Bell Ringing


Welcoming – Master of Ceremonies

Invocation - Parade Chaplain

National Anthem - sung by Austin Children's Choir

Pledge of Allegiance and Posting of the Colors

Introduction of Dais

Presentation of Proclamations - local and state leaders

Guest speaker: 


Roll Call to Honor our Dead

11:45am (Wreath Laying Ceremony with Bell Tolling, 21 Gun Salute and Taps)
Salute provided by Tejanos in Action

Benediction - Parade Chaplain

Dismissal - 12:00

“Pray for our men and women in uniform and remember our Veterans”