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Veterans Day marked across Texas with parades, ceremonies

November 11, 2018
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People walking in the Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day parade stop to shake hands with a veteran Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Houston. The celebration honored the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the World War I Armistice. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — Communities across Texas are hosting parades and appreciation ceremonies for Veterans Day.

Houston held a celebration Sunday outside City Hall that included a health fair. A patriotic-theme parade was also part of Veterans Day activities in Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner used a Facebook posting to urge people to thank veterans. Turner says Houston is home to more than 200,000 veterans and their families.

The Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Monday has been canceled due to the threat of severe weather, including possible heavy rain and freezing temperatures.

American Legion Post 15 in Lindale, 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) southeast of Dallas, held a ceremony Saturday featuring U.S. flags and speakers. Amarillo held a parade Saturday to honor veterans.

A wreath-laying ceremony was Saturday at the Alamo in San Antonio.

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