The City of Edinburg, the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, and the American Legion Post 408 invite the community to show its support for local veterans by attending the Veterans Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, November 11. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Hidalgo County Courthouse square then will travel south on Closner Boulevard and end at Richard R. Flores Stadium on Palm Drive.
The annual tribute honors America’s veterans for their willingness to serve for the common good of this great country. Families are encouraged to show support by waving American flags while enjoying the procession of the more than 60 red, white, and blue parade entries.
Participants include veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, marching bands, drill teams, equestrian groups, youth dancing teams, classic vehicles and many others.
Also as part of the library’s effort to honor veterans, it is participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The goal of this project is to collect and preserve personal stories and other documents from America’s war veterans. All conversations/memoirs recorded will then be turned over to the Library of Congress for conservation.
Those interested in sharing their story or would like more information about the Veterans History Project and how to participate can call the Library at 956-383-6246.
Anyone needing more information on the Nov. 11, Veterans Day Parade can also call the same number.