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Welcome Home Parade for Returning Iraq Veterans

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston in partnership with the Houston Astros will host a Welcome Home Parade for Returning Iraq Veterans on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 4 p.m. in downtown Houston. Everyone is invited to show their support and honor our military heroes as we welcome them home.

Rain or shine, the parade will start at 4 p.m. from the corner of Texas at San Jacinto, proceed east on Texas to Crawford, north on Crawford and conclude at Congress. At the end of the parade, the troops will proceed inside Minute Maid Park for a special on-field ceremony just prior to the 6:05 p.m. baseball game as part of the 2012 Astros opening weekend festivities.

For more information about the parade: http://www.houstontx.gov/.

City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs: www.houstontx.gov/vetaffairs

To purchase Astros tickets: http://www.astros.com/.

NOTE: Area Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves who are still serving in uniform are asked to check in with their unit chain of command who will handle registration by unit.Iraq Veterans no longer serving in uniform are asked to register with Lone Star Veterans Association at http://www.lonestarveterans.org/.

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