Official Response to the Capitol Invitation

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Official Response to Capitol Invitation

The Austin Veterans Parade Foundation is very appreciative of Governor Abbott’s invitation to celebrate Veterans Day at the Texas Capitol.  We must respectfully decline as we have already committed to dedication of the Austin Veterans Park on Thursday, November 11th.  The Park is located at 2200 Veterans Dr. in Austin and the dedication will take place at 0930.  The Veterans Park will be the only event that the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation will be involved in this year.

Like so many other organizations that have had to cancel their event, the Austin Pride Parade, the Bat Festival and Pecan Street Festival, the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation determined that the unworkable Covid 19 rules imposed by the Austin Public Health Department were unattainable and too costly to deal with.  So, the difficult and painful decision was made to cancel.

It is our hope that we can have our Veterans Day parade and celebration next year and that everyone will stay safe on this Veterans Day!

Jim Darwin, Chairman
Austin Veterans Parade Foundation