Veterans Day is coming up, and to celebrate those who have served and continue to serve, New Braunfels is hosting the annual Veterans Parade. The route will travel through downtown, making it easy to attend, whether you are a veteran or want to thank our troops.
Veterans Day Weekend
The parade will take place during Veterans Day weekend. It will be on Saturday, Nov. 11, to maximize the number of people who can attend this event. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and will last about two hours, ending at 11 a.m.
Goes Through Downtown
The New Braunfels Veterans Parade will take the walkers and vehicles along a designated route through downtown. It begins at the fire station, which is on West San Antonio Street and Hill. After traveling through Downtown New Braunfels, the route ends at Prince Solms Park. Keep that information in mind when you plan where you want to sit to watch the parade.
Who Is Participating
The Veterans Parade is sure to be a hit and will certainly be interesting. It will feature 75 vehicles, many of which will be decorated to honor or otherwise acknowledge veterans. There will also be 50 walkers. Expect both veterans and those who appreciate everything they have done for our country in the parade.
The Veterans Parade is just one small way that New Braunfels is showing appreciating for veterans and the risks they took to keep our country safe. The event page specifically thanks the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, and Department of Defense.
A Quick History of Veterans Day
When Veterans Day was first introduced, it was known as Armistice Day. President Wilson began this holiday in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I and honor those who fought in it. The date was carefully chosen, as the official end of the war is considered Nov. 11, 1918. That is when a temporary stop of hostilities, known as an armistice, began at 11 a.m. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.
When originally announced, Armistice Day was designed to include a quick suspension of all official business starting at 11 a.m. It also included public meetings and parades. The holiday was officially recognized by the United States Congress on June 4, 1926. It became a legal holiday via an act in 1938. While it began to honor veterans of WWI, Armistice Day later honored veterans of World War II, as well. Following the Second World War, the word Armistice was changed to Veterans, a change which was official in 1954.
The team at Nissan of New Braunfels looks forward to the Veterans Parade as a way to thank all the veterans from New Braunfels, Texas, and surrounding areas for their service.