Parade celebrates Veterans Day



Posted on November 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 12:05 AM

AUSTIN -- The annual Veteran's Day parade in Austin took place Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., shutting down several downtown streets.

Click the player above for raw footage from the parade.

Travis County and the City of Austin hosted this year's event. Richard Overton was the grand marshal. At 107 years old, he's believed to be the oldest living World War II veteran in the country.

After the parade, Overton will head to Washington to meet with President Obama. The president will host a breakfast for veterans and their families.

Congress Avenue and the Congress Avenue Bridge were closed starting at 6 a.m., as well as portions of West 11th Street, East 11th Street and Cesar Chavez Street. All cross roads with Congress Avenue were to be closed between Colorado Street and Brazos Street. For a full list of street closures, go here.

All roads were scheduled to re-open at 11 a.m.

Following the parade, there will be a memorial ceremony on the south steps of the Texas Capitol. For a full schedule of events, go here.

Go here for a list of celebrations happening across the country.

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