Sixty-eight years have passed since Jim Farmer of Lake Travis was one of the young Marines who poured onto the volcanic beaches during the invasion of Iwo Jima in World War II. Almost 60 years have passed since Bud Farrell of Georgetown huddled in subzero temperatures inside a B-29 flying bombing missions in the Korean War.
The memories still leave the veterans teary-eyed, though, as they recall their brothers in arms who were killed in combat or died in the passing years. Both of the veterans were honored Friday at Hutto High School during a presentation that also included a flyover of vintage aircraft.
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Austin Veterans Day Parade
Austin’s Veterans Day Parade starts about 9 a.m. Monday on the Congress Avenue Bridge and travels up to the Capitol. Congress Avenue will be closed for the parade and viewing. A stand will be set up at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel at Congress and Seventh Street. A ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at the south steps of the Capitol. For information, visit www.nov11.org.