Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11. It’s a day to honor all US men & women who served their country and a great opportunity to teach your children about the importance of remembering them. There are many events going on throughout the Central Texas area, but here are just 5 events or things you can do to make this weekend special:
Veteran’s Day in Austin: Go to a Parade!
The annual Veterans Day Parade held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in downtown Austin. Beginning at 9:00 am with a flyover, the parade will march down Congress Ave starting at the Ann Richards Congress Ave. Bridge and go up to the Texas Capitol. An 10:30 am service follows the parade on the steps of the Capitol building.
Other parades & celebrations happening around town:
Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Parade & Ceremony – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Veteran’s Day in Austin: See a Re-enactment!
On both Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018: The Texas Military Forces Museum offers a living history & battle reenactment that is FREE to the community. Close Assault 1944 demonstrates the weapons and equipment of US and German forces during WWII. Show times are at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tour the Texas Military Forces Museum while you are there as well.
Veteran’s Day in Austin: See an exhibit!
Another amazing museum is the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX. The Pacific Combat Living History Re-Enactments will be happening the following week – November 17 & 18, 2018. The museum also has a scheduled Veterans Day Observance.
Veteran’s Day in Austin: Observe memorials!
There are tons of memorials to visit here in Austin, representing many different people during many different times of battle. If you don’t have time to seek them out, I recommend a walk around the Texas Capitol Grounds. There are 17 different monuments laid out on the 22 acres, many of which are dedicated to our Texas Veterans, from those that fought in the Alamo to WW I to the Korean War. And just last March, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated.