HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the celebration of the 22nd annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day, to take place on Monday.
Turner is inviting Houstonians to come out and attend the parade at City Hall at 901 Bagby St. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m.
American guitarist Joe Walsh, of the American rock band The Eagles, will serve as the Veterans Day Parade grand marshal. Walsh has been known as a longtime supporter of veterans, a Gold Star family member and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
The celebration will end with a moment of silence in honor of the signing of the World War I armistice.
Several roads will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the parade.
Here are the street closures:
The parade begins on Dallas Street and Bagby Street and proceeds east on Dallas, north on Louisiana Street, west on Walker Street, south on Smith Street, west on Lamar Street, ending on Lamar at Bagby.
Spring Branch Celebrations
Spring Forest Middle School in Spring Branch Independent School District hosted one the largest Veterans Day Celebration in West Houston on Monday, at the Don Coleman Coliseum.
The coliseum was decked out in red, white and blue honoring our veterans, our heroes. This is the 19th time Spring Forest Middle School held the annual event celebrating service members.
In attendance veterans across generations heard words of thanks and melodies in the air from the school’s band, and choir.
The school stepped up raising six thousand dollars for Patriot Paws, a Texas Organization that provides service dogs to veterans for free.