American Legion hosts patriotic parade 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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