The Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration kicked off with a WWII military aircraft flyover courtesy of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Commemorative Air Force. It was an inspiring start to a colorful event enjoyed by many vets, spanning many generations and wars, in the crowd.
The theme of this year's Dallas Veterans Day Parade bestows special tribute to honor the veterans of World War II and to honor the men and women who are now serving, have served, and who have made the ulitmate sacrifice.
Veterans Day began with the armistice of World War I, making today the 92nd anniversary of that solemn event.
The Greater Dallas military community, the Texas Army, Air National Guard and other Reserve and active duty units contributed their time to make the parade a success for on-lookers.
The 13th Annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade kicked off with a musical prelude from the Brass Quintet, TX ANG Band of the Gulf Coast Reflections Home School Choir.
Men and women serving in Afghanistan under the code name "Operation Enduring Freedom," and in Iraq under the code name "Operation Iraqi Freedom" were honored at today's commemoration.