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Nov. 15, 2020

Unique Vets Day motorcade a success


City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County officials again gave support to a unique Veterans Day salute in Fort Worth on November 11.


Due to coronavirus restrictions, the modified event was dubbed a “Memorial Motorcade” by its organizer – the Tarrant County Veterans Council. Instead of Jr. ROTC detachments, bands and other marching units, this year there was a procession of wheeled vehicles only.


The 101st Veterans Day salute assembled on Panther Island. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price addressed those gathered during a brief opening ceremony at the pavilion was followed by a Marine Corps flyover. About 11 a.m., the motorcade rolled down North Forest Park Blvd., eventually returning to Panther Island.


The event was recently designated an official regional site by the Veterans Administration. It also honored the Disabled American Veterans organization which is marking its centennial. DAV past National Cmdr. Dennis Nixon served as Grand Marshal.


Since many North Texas communities have cancelled their parades this year due to the pandemic, TCVC event planners invited all neighborhoods in Greater Tarrant County to take part in this year’s salute to the DAV, America’s brave Veterans and our COVID-19 Heroes.


Supporters are encouraged to visit the TCVC Give 100 page on its website at for more information.


“We thank everyone for their support of our Nation’s veterans and our recognition efforts,” Cox concludes. “Please continue helping us by sharing the word about our community efforts. It’s all part of our salute to the national 2020 Veterans Day theme and vision of Veterans in Focus.”

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