American Legion hosts patriotic parade in downtown Houston

A band of veterans plays in the American Legion's 95th Convention Parade in downtown Houston
August 25, 2013 4:17:41 PM PDT
The American Legion is having its national convention in Houston this year. With it, they brought the 95th National Convention Parade, held Sunday in downtown Houston.

This patriotic old-style parade featured more than 100 units, including honor guards, American Legion, military and local high school bands along with members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion from every state and several foreign countries.

The grand marshal of the parade was Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), Commandant, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, and the Honorary Grand Marshal was American Legion Past National Commander Fang A. Wong.

The 2.4-million member American Legion is the nation's largest veterans organization. The convention general sessions will be held this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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