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HOUSTON For Cheryl Groves, Veteran s Day is more than a holiday. It s a family tradition.

My father is a veteran. My grandparents on both sides are veterans. I have two nephews that are veterans, Groves said Sunday. The whole family.

Groves was one of the many Houston area residents who came out to show their support for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces atthe annual American Heroes Parade Sunday in Downtown Houston.

The parade began at 12:30 p.m. at Lamar at Bagby with hundreds of veteran s organizations, military personnel and vehicles, historic associations, universities and schools participating in the parade.

William Navarro, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, said he came out in support of his friends and that it is imperative that we remember veterans.

They sacrificed...the ultimate sacrifice, he said.

Scott Hope came out in support of his father who served in the U.S. Army and said that it is important to keep the tradition up.

I think the veterans need to feel that the population values what they do, he said.
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