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Today Is Veterans Day

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Today is Veterans Day, and there are several events happening around North Texas.

The 2013 Dallas Veterans Day parade starts at 11:20 a.m. in downtown Dallas. The parade starts at Young and Houston streets and ends at Marilla and Ervay streets. Capt. Charles De Bellevue and Col. Bernard Talley, both retired from the Air Force, are the grand marshals. The speaker is U.S. Rep Sam Johnson, a retired colonel in the Air Force and a former Vietnam prisoner of war. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Veterans and POWs of Vietnam." Before the parade, an Oath of Enlistment ceremony starts at 10:50 a.m. at Dallas City Hall.

Fort Worth's Veterans Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth.

Here's a listing of area Veterans Day events.

KERA's Bill Zeeble interviewed homeless veterans who reflected on the day.

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.