One of the most underrated holidays of the year is Veteran’s Day. Too often, we don’t give our brave servicemen and women the respect they deserve, and every November 11, we get a chance to rectify this.
Fort Worth will have a wide variety of programs set up to honor our veterans. Everyone should take part in at least one, so we’ll lay them out for you here.
First and foremost is the Fort Worth Veteran’s Day parade. It begins on Tuesday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street with a step-off. The opening ceremony officially gets started at 11 a.m. in Sundance Square. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Flag,”as it’s the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Fort McHenry. Grab a seat quick, and watch everyone from military personnel to high school marching bands honor our veterans!
For a more somber, serious remembrance of those that lost their lives defending our nation, the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is having a Veteran’s Day Program at 3 p.m. on November 11. It’s located overlooking Memorial Lake in Dallas, so it’s a bit of a drive, but it’s a fantastically run program that honors our troops and gives you a whole new perspective on what it means to fight for your country.
All of these options are outstanding. Go out and show our troops that we are behind them 100%, and that we thank them for the immense task that they choose to undertake every day.
If you’re a military member or former member, we’d like to thank you for your service. You risked everything for us, and you have our eternal gratitude.