The City of Austin cancelled the Veteran’s Day Parade supposedly because of Covid. But the move made people extremely angry and especially after the city hosted several other events with more people in attendance than would have come to the parade. The parade organizers said 30,000 would have been at the parade.
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The Texas Governor was rightly angry at the move, and invited people to rally on the Texas capitol steps. But the parade organization had already revamped their plans and were to dedicate Veterans Pocket Park in Austin, so they politely declined the invitation.
In response to the anger, Fox reported that the City of Austin claimed that the Parade organizers didn’t file a “COVID-19 Health & Safety form” to Austin Public Health for review in order to obtain a permit for an open air event. Unelected health officials running the governments.
The City of Austin’s overreaching COVID requirements have forced the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation to cancel their annual event. I’m inviting them to host a rally on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol. We celebrate our nation’s heroes in Texas.”Gov Greg Abbott.
The City of Austin's overreaching COVID requirements have forced the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation to cancel their annual event.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 9, 2021
I'm inviting them to host a rally on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.
We celebrate our nation's heroes in Texas. pic.twitter.com/0BsyIBGQF3
Austin cancelled Veteran’s Day Parade, invoking angry responses
The anger was widespread all over Twitter. What would happen if the anger expressed on a social media were to spillover into the real world? It wouldn’t be pretty.
Austin's mayor canceled our Veterans Day Parade.— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) November 9, 2021
Last month, there were 75,000 people at ACL, 400,000 at an F1 race, & 20,000 at every soccer game.@MayorAdler, stop using the excuse of COVID as a political tool to shut down all that doesn’t fit within your liberal agenda.
Austin's Veteran's Day Parade should proceed with or without the City of Austin's approval.— The Irishman TX Esq 🇺🇸🇮🇪🇨🇦 (@ghceorg) November 7, 2021
Honoring our Veterans 🇺🇸 and their sacrifice
take a backseat to Tyranny.
EVER!! 🤠👍🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/2Wey24guRr
Priorities… @MayorAdler is in SCOTLAND preaching about climate change while his draconian #COVID19 policies forced the cancellation of Austin's Veterans Day Parade. He allowed sold out music festivals to go on but drew the line at our Veterans. Despicable. https://t.co/zoajYeNfCJ— Dawn Buckingham (@DrBuckinghamTX) November 10, 2021
It is inexcusable that Austin has canceled the Veterans Day Parade! The City has allowed many other large events to go on & there hasn't been any issues from ACL, Soccer, or UT Football. Our Veterans carry an incredible load during and after their services. Let them march! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/lXoxoGi0mw— Justin Berry (@realJustinBerry) November 6, 2021
I want to thank all veterans today for your sacrifices in making us a safer country. Including my dad and older brother. I'd like to scorn @MayorAdler and most of #ATXCouncil for canceling the Veterans Day parade while OKing F1 USGP, ACL Fest, and Austin FC. pic.twitter.com/UOBl41eG9p— Patrick Moorhead #GTC21 (@PatrickMoorhead) November 11, 2021
Happy Veterans Day!— Leon Ravencoin 🦅 🌴🏝 (@leon_texas) November 11, 2021
Here in Austin, it’s too dangerous to allow the Veterans Day Parade today due to Covid.
It’s ok to go to a UT Football game with 90K people, Formula 1 or ACL.
There’s always some excuse.
Thankfully Veterans didn’t make an excuse when they decided to serve.
Mr. Ravencoin is right- isn’t it a great thing that veterans didn’t make a stupid excuse when it came time to fight for America? Oh, gee, we can’t fight today, because we might get sick. Never mind that some of our veterans have lost limbs, suffered traumatic brain injuries and even massive pts or ptsd from their service. And the city of Austin thinks Covid is a good excuse? Not.
One of the groups that had planned to participate in the parade was the Wind Therapy Freedom Riders, a Military support group.
It’s a slap in the face to those who served. It’s for an open air parade. They allowed Formula 1 to go ahead, and that had five times the number of people as the Super Bowl. They did nothing to shut that down. They’re playing politics with the honor of veterans and those who have served this country.”Luis Rodriguez, head of the Wind Therapy Motorcycle Freedom Riders (Axios)
RIGHT NOW: The Wind Therapy Freedom Riders are marching in honor of our Veterans after organizers of the Austin Veterans Day Parade cancelled the event due to COVID restrictions from APH. pic.twitter.com/2Lg2Lyd6zf— Emily Chavez (@emilymchavez) November 11, 2021
The sacrifices our Veterans have made to serve our country gives us all the right to celebrate them. As Austin cancelled the parade, other cities continued to have them with no problems. It’s time for the Veterans and citizens of Austin, Texas to vote these Çovidictators out of office. Every last one of them.
Featured photo: Screenshot of Gov Abbott
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