Veteran’s Day: 2016

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Austin’s Veteran’s Day Parade began promptly at 9:30 AM as the first of many color guards stepped off the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. A huge American flag was suspended via fire truck ladder above the north end of the bridge. Former Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell was the Grand Marshall. In addition to numerous veteran’s groups, participants included city municipal departments, Junior ROTC units, marching bands, Jeeps, Corvettes, horses, a plane, and a garbage truck. The parade headed north on Congress Avenue, and ended with an 11 AM Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Texas State Capitol.

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Del Valle High School Band

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Austin Fire Department

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Austin Department of Aviation

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Combat Vets Association

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Honor Flight Austin

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Austin Resource Recovery

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Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans

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Austin Veterans Jeep Club (followed by the ‘Vettes)

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Not sure of the organization, but this human tableau was quite creative.

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Operation Honor Our Heroes

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James Bowie High School Air Force JROTC

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Ann Richards School

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1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood

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