Tarrant County Veterans Day Memorial Motorcade
Saluting Disabled American Veterans Everywhere
Wednesday, November 11th, 11 a.m.
Downtown Fort Worth
Past commander of
National DAV to be
2020 Grand Marshal
Dennis Nixon, the former national commander of the Disabled American Veterans organization will serve as grand marshal for the 2020 Veterans Day Memorial Motorcade through downtown Fort Worth on November 11.
The combat disabled Marine Corps veteran, was elected National Commander of the nearly 1.3 million-member DAV at the organization's 2018 National Convention in Reno, Nevada. After medical retirement from the Marine Corps in 1970, he became a DAV national service officer and dedicated 36 years to helping his fellow veterans obtain the benefits they earned.
The 101st Veterans Day observance in Fort Worth is now being dubbed “drive-by patriotism.” Instead of bands and marching units, plans call for a “memorial motorcade” to assemble on Panther Island by 10 a.m., then roll through downtown.
Coordination with Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth officials continues for the Wed., November 11 observance, beginning at 11 a.m. with a military fly-over. The event was recently designated an official regional site by the Veterans Administration. It will also honor the Disabled American Veterans organization which is marking its centennial.
Feb. 1, 2020
Parade to salute disabled veterans everywhere
FORT WORTH – The Veterans Day 2020 theme is Vision: Veterans in Focus. This year’s Fort Worth parade will salute the DAV – A Century of Serving Veterans – honoring 100 years of service and support by the Disabled Veterans of America for the country’ injured and ill veterans and their families.
Nov. 17, 2019
Fort Hood's 1st Cav proudly road in 2019 Tarrant County Vets Day Parade
FORT WORTH – Blustering winds and plummeting temperatures couldn’t deter a group of mounted soldiers from proudly riding down Main Street last year as part of the 100th annual Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade.
The famed Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas, is one of seven mounted cavalry units on active duty in the United States Army, and they bring to life the spirit of the equestrian soldier wherever they perform.
(Mounted Soldiers featured below.)
Tarrant County Veterans Council
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