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The 2014 San Marcos Veterans Day Parade will be held on 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. downtown. The parade is sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations.

Vietnam veterans David Adams, U.S. Navy, and Robert Dentino, U.S. Air Force, will be the grand marshals for this year’s parade, which is themed Honoring All Who Served.

A free biscuit and gravy breakfast will be served on the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 8:30 a.m. along with entertainment leading up to the parade. Veteran groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams, classic vehicles and others will be participating in the Veterans Day Parade which will begin at 10 a.m.

The parade will begin on Hopkins Street at the intersection of CM Allen Parkway and will travel toward the courthouse. After passing the courthouse, the parade will turn left onto Guadalupe Street, then turn left onto San Antonio Street, travel down San Antonio Street and turn left onto CM Allen Parkway. The parade will then turn right onto Hopkins Street where they will return to the line-up area for disbanding.

Children ages 5 and older are invited to join the Kiwanis Club Kids Bicycle Brigade and show their support for veterans by decorating and riding their bikes from 9-10 a.m. preceding the parade. Children may bring their bikes and helmets to the Courthouse lawn and decorate with free flags, streamers, and sign materials. Kiwanis Club members will escort the children into the parade. Bicycles, training wheels, and scooters are welcome.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a bike courtesy of Academy Sports+Outdoors. For information, call Parks and Recreation at 512-393-8400.

Go There

San Marcos Veterans Day Parade
Begins at Hopkins and C.M. Allen Parkway | Map
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Annual Veterans Day Dinner Dance
San Marcos Regional Airport, 2249 Airport Drive | Map
6 p.m. to 11 .m. Saturday, Nov. 8

8th Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast
Cleveland’s Cajun Restaurant, 100 N. Main St., Buda | Map
Monday, Nov. 10

CTMC Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
In front of hospital’s main campus | Map
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11

Texas State University Wreath Ceremony
Veterans Memorial Garden, Texas State University, San Marcos | Map
9:45 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 11

Texas State University Veterans Day Ceremony
The Quad, Texas State University, San Marcos | Map
10:30 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 11

Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force
Veteran’s Day Salute

Lockhart Municipal Airport, 222 Airport Road | Map
5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11


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