Cedar Park Veterans Day parade and ceremony planned

Ceremony to include Gold Star Family honors


The City of Cedar Park will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform, past and present, with the Veterans Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.  

The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs from Woodall Drive, north on West New Hope Drive past Veterans Memorial Park, then turns west at West New Hope Spur and returns to Woodall Drive.

The Veterans Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Monument at Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 West New Hope Drive.  

Seating is limited. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free.

At this year’s ceremony State Representative Tony Dale will discuss the significance of the new Gold Star Families Monument. A Gold Star Family is a family who has lost a loved one in military service.

On September 23, The American Legion Post 911 in Cedar Park dedicated the monument to honor them.  

The monument was placed at the Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park as part of the nationwide effort by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Gold Star Families Foundation to build one such monument in each of the 50 states. The monument in Cedar Park is the first of its kind in Texas. Several Gold Star Families and elected officials will be in attendance of the parade and ceremony.