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SA to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies, concerts, parade

Fort Sam Houston, downtown parade highlight events

SAN ANTONIO – Veterans Day will be marked in San Antonio with a ceremony, a concert and a downtown parade.. 

Fort Sam Houston will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road. 

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The event will begin with a naturalization ceremony where U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez will administer the citizenship oath to 11 active duty service members and their spouses. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

What's believed to be the second-largest Veterans Day Parade in Texas will be held downtown. The parade will start at noon at the corner of Avenue E and Houston Street by the U.S. Post Office and travel west on Houston Street to San Saba and end at Milam Park.

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City officials, military leaders and other dignitaries will be in attendance. 

A Veterans Day concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the Tobin Center.

The San Antonio Symphony, U.S. Air Force Band of the West and the 323 Army Band Fort Sam's Own are scheduled to perform. 

Another event taking place is a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. at 6427 Evers Road in Leon Valley.