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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.