Veterans Serving Veterans
TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL BUZZ
Ring in Veterans Day
FORT WORTH – Bells of peace will ring, “Taps” sound, and a 21-gun salute will signal the start of this year’s 102nd Veterans Day celebration in Fort Worth on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the Panther Island Pavilion parking lot.
The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade is a chance for participants and spectators alike to bring and ring bells in remembrance of the guns falling silent, and bells tolling on the Western Front to signal the end of World War I – “the war to end all wars.”
“Bells of Peace” was developed by the WWI Centennial Commission in concert with the Society of the Honor Guard (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), the VFW, and American Legion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice in 2018. The Doughboy Foundation then launched the initiative nationwide. It was successful and the foundation’s been promoting Bells of Peace as an annual moment of remembrance ever since.
Bells will toll in communities across the country – in places of worship, schools, town halls, and cemeteries – to mark Veterans Day. Locally, bells will toll to launch the Veterans Day parade, hosted by the City of Fort Worth and organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council (TCVC).
A military flyover about 11 a.m. will kick off the Veterans Day parade. A motorcade will then roll down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork section of the Trinity Trails system to Rotary Plaza., then back to Panther Island. Spectators can picnic along the Trinity River while viewing the parade on the west side of downtown Fort Worth.
“Battlefront at Home… Saluting our Veterans & First Responders” is the theme of this year’s parade. The TCVC is busy putting final touch on this special event. The parade website (HOME | Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade (fw2021vetsdayparade.org) contains extensive information about viewing, supporting, and taking part in this year’s celebration.
“Everyone can join in our salute to veterans and first responders who’ve given so much during the pandemic,” notes Parade Chairman Ken Cox. “Simply visit our website where you can learn how to support, volunteer and take part.
“Will you consider being part of our celebration?” Cox asks. “If you’re not available, please help us spread the word. Hope y’all can join our Cowtown salute on Veterans Day!”
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