Man's fascination with the sea goes back centuries as does the collection of models and artifacts at Houston's best kept secret, the Houston Maritime Museum.
Oil tankers, oar-powered galleys, fishing ships, and commercial ocean travel are just a few the models you will encounter in this Houston museum. A visit to this humble seafaring collection deserves a place on your list of things to do on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Parade
An official holiday has to include a parade. This year is no exception. The Veterans Day Parade was rumored to be canceled prompting lots of callers to voice their complaints on local radio talk shows. However, there will be ceremony at City Hall followed by a parade that begins at Texas@Smith.
San Jacinto Monument
In honor of American veterans, active duty servicemen and their families will be given free admission to the San Jacinto Museum of History. The museum, located in the base of the San Jacinto Monument, honors the battle of San Jacinto. Displays include books, bayonets and swords. The museum documents Texas' life from the earliest days as a Spanish colony to the day the west was won.
Something else I recommend doing on Veterans' Day in Houston, is visiting Houston National Cemetery.
Houston's veteran cemetery is one of the many places that many Houstonians chose to visit on this holiday. You can search for relatives or other veterans that share your last name. The cemetery is located in North Houston on Veterans Memorial Drive.