Monday, Nov. 11th, 2024, 11 a.m.
The theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade set to step off on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. is Saluting Cowtown – from frontier Soldiers to space frontiers & more.
Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return. Everyone can join in our salute to the City of Fort Worth and all military veterans who have, are and will continue to make great contributions.
Fort Worth’s annual Veterans Day celebration began more than 100 years ago as an armistice procession through downtown in 1919 to honor those who had fought in World War I.
WHERE THE WEST BEGAN
From Frontier Soldiers to Space Frontiers... and More!
Life in Fort Worth began literally as a U.S. Army outpost on the frontier running through Central Texas. The fertile, game-rich land surrounding the banks of the Trinity River had long been a favorite hunting ground for Native Americans in the area, but it also proved irresistible to settlers as well. (Click below for more)
With the end of the Cold War and the subsequent downsizing of the American military, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission of 1991 recommended that Carswell AFB be closed by 1994. Carswell was repurposed as Naval Air Station-Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (NAS-Fort Worth JRB) in the 1990s. (Click below for more info)
The military remains a significant part of Fort Worth to this day. Carswell Airfield and NAS-Fort Worth JRB still connects the city to its military heritage in a time of rapid diversification and growth. Looking to the future, the military's presence and growth in North Texas is assured. (Click below for more)
BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION
Engage to make this year's parade the best ever!
Parade participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return. More parade info to be added as it becomes available.
Volunteers and supporters are always needed to help with all aspects of our annual event. They ensure its success. Planning, coordinating, advising and executing are all critical elements and starts months before the event and run through our salute day. You can become an advocate for all our veterans by volunteering today.
2024 marks the 105th anniversary of Veterans/Armistice Day observances in Fort Worth. The Veterans Council seeks donations from individuals, organizations and businesses across North Texas. This can be time, money, talent, and more… What can you donate?