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Military & Veterans' Issues

Here's What San Antonio Is Doing To Honor Veterans Day

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Eileen Pace
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Veterans Day will honored in San Antonio — Military City, U.S.A. — with a number of events throughout the weekend.

CLOSURES

San Antonio City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

For a full list of closures visit the city’s website.

EVENTS

A Veterans Day parade and festival will take place Saturday in the downtown area.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. at Milam Park and will last until 5:30 p.m. At noon, the parade will start at Avenue E and Houston Street, and will end at Milam Park.  This is the 20th anniversary of the Veterans Parade according to the city website.

The National Park Service is observing Veterans Day by making admissions to all National Parks free to veterans on Monday.

At San Antonio's only National Park — Missions National Park — there is free admission every day. The nearest national parks where this will be observed are at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall, and Padre Island National seashore at the coast.

Geekdom has invited veteran coders, designers and tech experts to show their solution building skills for challenges facing military members in and around San Antonio. It's all happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday downtown at Geekdom's Houston Street events center.

Participants can choose to work on any one of the five challenges that involve finding solutions to help improve the quality of life for the military community.

A $10 donation is requested, which will benefit TXServes, a non-profit serving the military connected community.