Houston salutes American heroes

November 1, 2012 by  

The City of Houston will soon present the yearly ‘Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day’ celebration. The event will include a ceremony, parade, a health fair sponsored by Walgreens and a job fair presented by AT&T.

Mayor Annise D. Parker is working in partnership with the City’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs in hosting this third annual event.

Taking place on November 11, the ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and will include a period of silence at 11:00 am in honor of veterans. The 11th hour ceremony will then commence to remember the signing of the Armistice during World War I.

USMC Veteran and television anchor Bill Balleza will be the emcee for the 11:00 am ceremony, while Commander of the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, Colonel John Daniel, enlisted with the Texas Air National Guard, will serve as this year’s parade Grand Marshal.

At 12:30 pm, the American Heroes Parade will begin on Lamar at Bagby, heading north onto Smith, then east on Walker. Leaving Walker turning south on Louisiana, the parade will end on Dallas.

As a matter of standard procedure, printing companies often work with parade and event organizers in coordinating print projects such as banner, flyer, and poster printing. The goal is to assist in preparation for promoting and handling communication venues for festivals and parades. Utilizing local printing services is a strategic step in marketing events to increase interest and attendance.

Several parking structures are offering free parking for this event from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, including Tranquility Garage and the Theater District parking area. For more information, visit the Houston Special Events organizational website.