Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has invited the state’s veterans to carry their annual Veterans Day parade on the south steps of the state Capitol after town of Austin shut down its parade as a result of “overreaching” COVID-19 necessities.
Abbott issued a press release on Tuesday to voice his concern over the cancelled occasion and invite the Austin Veterans Parade Basis to affix him on the Texas state Capitol’s south steps.
“The Metropolis of Austin’s overreaching COVID necessities have compelled the Austin Veterans Parade Basis to cancel their annual occasion,” Abbott tweeted.
“I’m inviting them to host a rally on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol,” he added. “We have fun our nation’s heroes in Texas.”
The Metropolis of Austin’s overreaching COVID necessities have compelled the Austin Veterans Parade Basis to cancel their annual occasion.
I’m inviting them to host a rally on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.
We have fun our nation’s heroes in Texas. pic.twitter.com/0BsyIBGQF3
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 9, 2021
“The State of Texas will all the time help our navy veterans,” Abbott stated within the statement.
“We’re dedicated to making sure that the traditions of Veterans Day are stored alive within the capital metropolis,” he added.
The muse beforehand introduced its parade had been cancelled in a press release on its website and Fb.
“Resulting from Covid restrictions from the Austin Public Well being Division, this yr’s Veterans Day Parade is not going to happen in Austin,” the assertion learn.
“The restrictions required the Austin Veteran Parade Basis to confirm all members and spectators to have both a present unfavourable Covid take a look at or be vaccinated.”
“That is one thing that we couldn’t do as we anticipated some 30,000 attendees to the parade. We’re hopeful that in 2022, the restrictions on public gatherings will likely be again to regular.
“In lue of the parade, we’re working with the Metropolis of Austin and the Austin Veterans Fee to dedicate the Veterans Park on Nov. eleventh,” it added.
The muse had as an alternative deliberate to dedicate its Veterans Park at 9:30 a.m., in line with a Fb submit final week.
It’s unclear if the group has formally accepted the governor’s invitation but.
The cancellation marked the second consecutive yr wherein the parade has not been held. The occasion was additionally cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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