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Veterans Day 2010
City of Kemah
Friday, November 12, 2010
Region Honors Soldiers During Salute-to-Service Celebration
BAY AREA HOUSTON, Texas
- Municipal members and partners of the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (BAHCVB) are sponsoring approximately eighty wounded warriors during a special, multi-day Salute-to-Service tribute to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Many events are open to the public where attendees can meet retired veterans, beginning with a welcome parade.
"Most of these former soldiers will be visiting from Brooke Medical Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where they will be treated to a Veteran's Day celebration like none other," said Pam Summers, BAHCVB President.
Festivities begin Friday, November 12, and members of the community are encouraged to gather along NASA Parkway, IH-146 and in to Kemah beginning at 1:30pm to wave in the veterans. "Their buses and an impressive motorcycle escort will caravan from Clear Lake Park to the Kemah Boardwalk and Lighthouse Shopping District to kick off the event," added Summers.
Friday evening, the veterans will be treated to a reception, a Coast Guard Display and Air/Sea Rescue demonstration, followed by a dinner at the local Elks lodge. The public is encouraged to enjoy special performances at the festival grounds starting at 7:30 pm, with music by The Gulf Coasters and Wood N Wind.
"Saturday boasts a full day of activities for the military group as they participate in boat rides, a fishing tournament and sailing opportunities, all made possible by Clear Lake boat owners and operators," stated Domino Taylor, Director of Fun and Excitement for the City of Kemah. "The community is invited to attend a classic car show on the Kemah Boardwalk, an Apache helicopter flyover and static displays by both the United States Army Special Forces and United States Coast Guard."
Afternoon events include a Salute-to-Service Boat Parade along the boardwalk at 1:30pm and a holiday craft show at the Kemah Civic Center from 9:00am-3:00pm. An 87-foot Coast Guard cutter will be tied up at Flying Dutchman for public tours. From 4:00-10:00pm live bands, featuring Reggae music performed by D.R.U.M.; country music by Shelia Marshal and Band and classic rock and blues from The Navigators will be providing free concerts.
Following a breakfast on Sunday, the group will return home to San Antonio. Additional information regarding the weekend can be found at
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