Lots of Veteran’s Day happenings in DFW this weekend! Here’s where to find them:
Saturday, Nov. 9:
Grapevine Veterans Day Parade – 10 a.m., Meadowmere Park. Post-parade festival includes bounce houses, hot dogs, s’mores, a junior angler fishing experience for the kids, kayaks, paddle boats, crafts, and the opportunity to thank a soldier.
Alvarado Veterans Day Parade - 10 a.m., begins at Alvarado Public Library and ends at Glenwood Cemetery. A ceremony will recognize veterans whose names were added to the Memorial Wall.
Parker County Veterans Day Parade – 10:30 a.m., begins at Ninth Grade Center. Travels north on Main Street, turns west on Oak Street, south on Alamo Street and east on Russell Street to return to the school.
Monday, Nov. 11:
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Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade – 10 a.m. See parade route here. Starts at LaGrave Field and goes through downtown.
Taps N’ Tunes Salute to Veterans - 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Air Park. Presentation of colors, USO shows, addresses from veterans and their families. Also includes free admission to air museum, food vendors and more.
Grand Prairie Veterans Day Celebration – 10 a.m. at Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial. Event includes an aircraft flyover, bag pipers, a 21-gun salute and USO-themed patriotic music. Following the ceremony, a free all-American lunch will be provided at the Veterans Park Event Center, adjacent to the memorial.
North Richland Hills Veterans Day Celebration – 11 a.m., Liberty Park. Includes musical entertainment, NRH Police and NRH Fire Honor Guard presenting the colors, and a keynote speaker.
Arlington Veterans Day Event - 11 a.m., Veterans Park. Special tribute to WWII veterans. Rear Admiral James A. Lair, U.S. Navy (Ret.), who served more than 200 combat missions over Vietnam, will deliver the keynote address. A complimentary luncheon will be served immediately following the ceremony at the park pavilion.
Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade - 11 a.m. Route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall. Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.
Keller Veterans Day Celebration – 10 a.m., Legacy at Bear Creek. Will include a flag-raising by an Army Reserve flag detail from Naval Air Station Fort Worth.
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