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.
Del Valle High School Band
Austin Fire Department
Austin Department of Aviation
Combat Vets Association
Honor Flight Austin
Austin Resource Recovery
Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans
Austin Veterans Jeep Club (followed by the ‘Vettes)
Not sure of the organization, but this human tableau was quite creative.
Operation Honor Our Heroes
James Bowie High School Air Force JROTC
Ann Richards School
1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood
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