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Dallas Veterans Day parade canceled ahead of rainy, cold weather

Parade chairman Phillip A. Teipel confirmed the cancellation due to "severe weather" and "overwhelming safety issues."

The Dallas Veterans Day parade on Monday has been canceled with cold weather and rain expected to move into the area overnight.

Parade chairman Phillip A. Teipel confirmed the cancellation due to "severe weather" and "overwhelming safety issues."

An invite-only ceremony at Dallas City Hall is still planned for Monday.

Temperatures on Monday are expected to dip into the mid-30s as an overnight cold front brings rain through North Texas.

The annual parade, which was re-established in 1998, was scheduled to start near Reunion Tower downtown and pass through Main Street and back to City Hall. Alexis Andres, the consul general of France, was the scheduled keynote speaker, with the parade planning to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I