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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

9:30 am, Grand Marshall Overton 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 2017 Veterans’ Day celebration. This marks America’s 63d Annual Veterans’ Day event.

Musical Entertainment

10:30 through 10:55 am

Memorial Ceremony - Commemoration Program

11:00 am - on SOUTH STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL

Welcoming – Master of Ceremonies Mike Warren

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:  Major General (retired) Juan G. Ayala, USMC, Director of Military Affairs for San Antonio

French Legion of Honor presentations

Introduction of Consul General Alexis Andres and presentation of the French Legion of Merit to veterans of World War II

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”