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Veterans and Armistice Day parades have marched down Fort Worth's Main Street for 100 years.  Review highlights of parade organizer efforts and be come a part of this year's Centennial Celebration saluting all veterans of all ages.

VETERANS SERVING VETERANS

TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL

Tarrant County Veterans Council was chartered 1971. The Corporation is organized exclusively for patriotic, charitable, civic and educational purposes. TCVC was formed to better coordinate the work of veterans’ service organizations across North Texas. TCVC is best known for organizing the annual Tarrant Co. Veterans Day Parade through downtown Fort Worth.

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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 in the United States Armed Forces.

ARMISTICE DAY

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

HISTORY OF THE POPPY

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt. Col. John McCrae, was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called In Flanders Fields.

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Tarrant County Veterans Council is a Commemorative Partner
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More than 11,000 local, state and national organizations have partnered with the Vietnam War Commemoration to assist the Nation in honoring our 6.6 million living Vietnam veterans and the 9 million families of those who served.  By Presidential proclamation on May 25, 2012, the Commemoration extends from Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.             

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Centennial Celebration

Tarrant County Veterans Council

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. In addition to supporting our military and programs that sustain veterans, their spouses, widows and family members, we are probably best known for hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade every year in Downtown Fort Worth.

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