Texas Celebrates Veterans Day with Parades

Nearly 150 units to march in Downtown Dallas parade

Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  Updated 2:29 PM CDT
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Dallas Veterans Day parade celebrates the Doolittle Raiders including one of the five remaining survivors, Lt. Col. Edward Saylor.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Dallas Veterans Day parade celebrates the Doolittle Raiders including one of the five remaining survivors, Lt. Col. Edward Saylor.

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Dallas Veterans Day Parade

Nearly 150 units will march in Downtown Dallas Monday morning for the annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11:20 a.m.
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Texas communities have celebrated veterans with parades, speeches and other patriotic salutes to those who've served their country.

Some cities held Veterans Day ceremonies Monday, including a parade in downtown Dallas with bands, horse patrols and military vehicles.

Other communities celebrated over the weekend. The Houston Salutes American Heroes celebration was held Sunday, on the official date of the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918.

Veterans in Austin were honored with a parade on Sunday.

San Antonio and El Paso held parades on Saturday. Flags and honor guards were part of Abilene's parade and celebration, also on Saturday.

Federal government offices were closed Monday for Veterans Day.

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