Monday, November 10, 2008

Honor Our Veterans

People in the United States have many opportunities to honor our veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008. Each year the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spotlights regional celebrations chosen as especially fitting tribute to veterans.

Houston's program, Houston Salutes American Heroes, begins at 10:00 a.m. with a ceremony on the steps of City Hall. At 11 a.m. the 11th Hour Ceremony begins with a moment of silence to honor fallen service members. At 11:45 a parade with a flyover begins at Smith and Texas Streets.

On the campus of Rice University a ceremony honoring and recognizing Rice veterans will begin at 11 a.m. in Rice Memorial Center's Ray Courtyard.