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News Releases

Vets Day Parade theme set

"Saluting TCU Warriors" is the theme picked by the Tarrant County Veterans Council for the 2023 annual Veterans Day parade in Fort Worth.


Veterans Council launches parade website

The Tarrant County Veterans Council has developed a new website to highlight efforts related to the 2023 Veterans Day Parade in Fort Worth. Visit for more information.


Cavalry to ride

in parade

Soldiers of the Horse Cavalry Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood) in Killeen, Texas are “Hot to Trot!” (unit’s motto) as part of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade in Fort Worth on November 11.


Yellow jackets, bobcats, panthers, scorpions, bulldogs, and cougars will all sound off November 11 as marching bands from Arlington Heights, Benbrook. Paschel, South Hills, Trimble Tech, and Western Hills high schools perform in the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade.


Several high school bands to perform

Army Band of

the Southwest

to march

The 395th Army Band – The Army Band of the Southwest – from Mustang, Okla. will march through Cowtown November 11 to lead the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade.


Parade grand marshal declared

Army Col. (Ret.) Joseph Campbell is declared the parade marshal for the 2023 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, according to Tarrant County Veterans Council (TCVC) event planners.


Fact Sheets

History of Armistice Day

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 a.m. for the...


History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served...


History of the poppy

After World War I, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance. During the war (1914–1918), much of the fighting took place in Western Europe.


Veterans Council mission

The Tarrant County Veterans Council was chartered in 1971 to provide an organization through which veterans service organizations in the Tarrant County area could coordinate their efforts to better serve area veterans and their survivors.


TCU military legacy highlights Vets Day salute

Since 2023 marks Texas Christian University's 150th anniversary, Tarrant County Veterans Day parade planners reflect on TCU's historic military legacy.


Fort Worth Mayor Honors All Veterans

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker proclaimed Nov. 11, 2023 “Honor All Veterans Day” during a City Council meeting last week. The mayor will join others at Panther Island on Saturday morning to help kick off this year’s celebration.


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