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UHD Vets Represented in Houston Veterans Day Parade

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Americans will celebrate the many heroes who served our country. On that day, our nation’s veterans will be honored through a variety of events, including Houston’s American Heroes Parade in Downtown Houston.

Among the heroes represented in this patriotic procession will be members of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Student Veterans Organization (SVO). SVO students will be riding on a flatbed truck bearing the UHD logo.

The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Dallas and Bagby Streets. It will proceed east on Dallas, north on Louisiana, west on Walker, south on Smith, west on Lamar, ending on Lamar at Bagby.

“It’s important that UHD student veterans are recognized during this event,” said Richard Selvera, staff adviser for the SVO and director of UHD’s Veterans Services Office. “This event allows our community to see that veterans are seeking higher education opportunities and continuing to serve their communities in new ways.”

The UHD SVO has participated in this parade for five years. Last year’s event, however, was canceled as the city was still recovering from Harvey.

According to Selvera, UHD has approximately 700 student veterans currently enrolled in classes.

A celebration will precede the American Heroes Parade starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall’s Hermann Square.

For additional details, visit the Veterans Day Celebration site.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.