Downtown Houston Parade Set For Veterans Day

Photo is from the 2011 City of Houston Veteran's Day Parade. Photo taken by Bill Stamps.
Thousands of Houstonians are expected in downtown Houston for the city's annual Veterans Day parade tomorrow.

The parade will start on Bagby and then head around downtown streets and past City Hall.

Hundreds of veterans organizations and others will march in the parade, which starts at 12:30 on Sunday.

Susan Christian is the director of the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

"It's challenging to get people out for Veteran's Day and it shouldn't be, but it is when it's on a Sunday. On the weekdays, we get 10,000-15,000 and that's a really good showing, but we really want to ask all Houstonians to come out and support and honor veterans on Veterans Day this Sunday."

A veterans job fair is also planned around the parade and gets underway at 10 a.m.. Christian says the city is trying to make it easy for people who want to see the parade.

"We encourage everyone to park in the Theater District parking garage. In fact, if you come between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., we have Theater District parking for free and we want you to enter the Tranquility garage entrances two and five."

A ceremony will precede the parade, including a moment of silence set for 11 a.m..