I really think Veterans Day is an important holiday. My (maternal side) Grammy and PaPa Don both served as Marines in World War II. The stories they tell and the photos they share are moving. Whether or not one of your relatives is a veteran, there is a lot to learn and respect from these individuals. I hope you will show your children how to respect those currently serving in the military and those with previous service. How? Head to the Veterans Day Parade this weekend.
Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony Info: Sunday, November 11, 2007
11 am Ceremony, 500 Smith, Hermann Square at City Hall, Downtown Houston
Moment of Silence, In Memory of the Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month Signing of the WWI Armistice
1:00 pm Flyover and Parade, Smith at Texas
Special Guests of Honor include: Vietnam Veterans of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Gold Star Mothers, Col. William Duncan
2:00 pm Houston Freedom Fest
Veterans Concert with Mass Choir and Orchestra, Military Equipment Displays, Wellness Booths - PTSD Emphasis, Grammy Award Winner Lee Greenwood, Texas A & M Singing Cadets, gospel artist Barbara Tucker, Words from Generals and Veterans
Until the next nap time...