|HOUSTON – The City of Houston, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall today. Despite the cancellation of the parade, due to inclement weather, the ceremony drew a substantial turnout of elected officials, military personnel, family members, and guests.
The theme for this year’s ceremony, «Recognition to the Female Veterans,» marked the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman signing the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act.
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Quindola Crowley, Lt. Colonel, Army, Retired. Dr. Crowley, the spouse, mother, daughter and sister of military, emphasized the crucial role of female veterans and their contributions to the armed forces.
The ceremony also featured a moment of silence at 11 a.m., marking the end of World War I with an armistice signed at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918.