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A time for patriotism: Veterans Day in Bandera


Wear your red, white and blue, display your family’s military heritage at the courthouse, and join in the parade down Main Street, Saturday, Nov. 11.
Did you know only four tenths of one percent of the United States population serves in the military? Or that more than 165,000 Texans serve in today’s military, actively protecting the hard-won freedoms of more than 325 million Americans. Texas has about 1.6 million veterans and about 3,000 of them live in Bandera County. Join this Veterans Day celebration as we honor all veterans and recognize veterans of the Gulf War and World War II in particular. This year’s keynote speaker will be First Sergeant (U.S. Army, Retired) Mike Bankston of Bandera.
Family displays will be ready for viewing at 10 a.m. on the Bandera County Courthouse lawn. As in past years, families will display photographs, uniforms, awards and decorations, flags, and memorabilia from different generations. There will be no limit to the number of tables that will be provided for each family. Contact the Bandera American Legion Post 157 at 830-796-7528 or Dennis at 210-788-9160 to reserve a space; or visit www.al157tx.org to sign up online. The Opening Ceremony will be at 11 a.m.; the parade begins at noon; and the annual BBQ will be available at 1 p.m., on the Bandera County Courthouse lawn.