Houston honors those who served with Veterans Day ceremony, parade

The City of Houston is honoring those who have served our country with a celebration this Veterans Day.

At 10 a.m. Friday morning, local leaders, veterans and supporters gathered in front of city hall for a special ceremony.

There was a 21-gun salute and a keynote address by Colonel David J. Lewis, a U.S. Air Force veteran. 

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Then, at 11 a.m., a moment of silence was held to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended WWI.

At 11:30 a.m., a parade began in Downtown Houston. It began at Dallas and Bagby and proceeded east on Dallas, north on Louisiana, west on Walker, south on Smith, west on Lamar, and ended on Lamar at Bagby.

The parade featured local veterans' groups, ROTC and Junior ROTCs, bands and other supporters. The public was encouraged to attend and support their local veterans.

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