It takes a county & city-wide team effort to salute our veterans


It takes a county & city-wide team effort to salute our veterans

The 2019 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade marks 100 years of honoring veterans in Fort Worth. The parade is planned, organized, and staged using volunteer man-hours, with limited funding and generous “in kind” donations from local municipalities, businesses, civic groups, and people across Tarrant County and beyond.

Excitement will be marching down Main Street on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 as  North Texans celebrate Veterans Day in downtown Fort Worth. This Centennial Celebration also recognizes the 100th anniversary of the  founding of the American Legion, its Auxiliary and the Military Order of the World Wars.


Tarrant County

Event Host

Such an undertaking wouldn't be possible without the support of Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth officials. Their generous efforts underpin the success of this annual event. Although the planning and preparation stretches almost a year in length, when all the pieces of the parade puzzle come together, it's truly memorable.    

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Parade Organizer

The Tarrant County Veterans Council depends on a legion of volunteers in order to bring the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade to fruition. Coupled with the overwhelming support of  business and civic leaders, veteran service organizations and a public full of pride, the annual event is celebrating 100 years of recognizing veterans across North Texas.

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The American Legion

The American Legion is an American war veterans’ organization headquartered in Indianapolis. It is made up of state, U.S. territory, and overseas departments, and these are in turn made up of local posts.

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Military Order of the World Wars

The Military Order of the World Wars was created in 1919 by General of the Armies John J. Pershing as a fraternity for American military officers coming out of the Great War.

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American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest organization in the world dedicated to veteran service for women. It was founded, along with the American Legion, in 1919.

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2018 National Veterans Day Regional Site

The Veterans Day National Committee recognized the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade  as a fitting tribute to America’s heroes and the event should serve as a model for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.

City of Fort Worth

As a proud parade host, Fort Worth stands tall as a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it's a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum. The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors pioneers.

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