FILE - This file photo taken on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 shows the graves of US nurses Dorothy Cromwell, left, and Gladys Cromwell, right, at the American Cemetery in Suresnes, near Paris, France. The two were beloved American nurses who worked tirelessness for Red Cross in France, but committed suicide shortly after the war overs the horrors they saw. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Veterans Day marked across Texas with parades, ceremonies

November 11, 2018 - 12:33 pm

DALLAS (AP) - Communities across Texas are hosting parades and appreciation ceremonies for Veterans Day, but Dallas will not be one of them.

Dallas' Veterans Day Parade was scheduled for Monday, but organizers announced its cancellation, citing concerns over bad weather.

Houston was holding a celebration Sunday outside City Hall, including a moment of silence to remember the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Mayor Sylvester Turner used a Facebook posting to urge people thank veterans. A parade was also being held Sunday in Houston.

Some celebrations are Monday. Retired Air Force Col. Ken Cordier, a former prisoner of war during Vietnam, will be grand marshal of the Veterans Day parade in Dallas.

American Legion Post 15 in Lindale, 75 miles southeast of Dallas, held a ceremony Saturday featuring U.S. flags and speakers.

Amarillo held a parade Saturday to honor veterans.

A wreath-laying ceremony was Saturday at the Alamo in San Antonio.