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Houston honors residents who have served at annual Veterans Day parade

Houston is home to over 300,000 veterans, and on Friday the city honored the men and women who served in the military service with it’s annual Veteran’s Day parade.

Patricia Ortiz
Houston hosted its annual Veteran’s Day parade.

Houston is home to over 300,000 veterans, and on Friday the city honored the men and women who served in the military service with it’s annual Veterans Day parade.

Many veterans and their families have made Houston home over the years and the city is ranked number two for having the largest population of veterans in the U.S.

Veterans from all military branches were in attendance of the parade with their families and friends, and Houstonians who wanted to come out and show support, watched as the annual parade made it’s way through Downtown. Timothy Thomas, a veteran, enlisted in the United States Army in 1977. He says he looks forward to when Veterans Day comes around.

“I just love it, once a year that’s all for us, but I wish it could be like everyday,” he said.

Thomas said he attends the Veterans Day parade every year.

Yamila Isales-Robles served in the army for ten years. She is from a family of veterans, and said she is proud to be one.

“I’m a veteran, I have two sons who are veterans, my father served, my uncle served, my family are veterans,” Isales-Robles said.

Chris was part of the Marine Corps and the Army for 27 years. He said he has many memories of his time serving.

“There were a lot, but mainly some of the fights in Afghanistan. I very vividly remember, and that was some of the highlights of my service,” Chris said.

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