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Tarrant County Veterans Council

Tarrant County Veterans Council Veterans serving veterans in Greater Tarrant County, Texas

In addition to supporting our military and programs that sustain veterans, their spouses, widows and family members, we are probably best known for hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade every year in Downtown Fort Worth.

In addition to supporting our military and programs that sustain veterans, their spouses, widows and family members, we are probably best known for hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade every year in Downtown Fort Worth.

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03/26/2022

Today, March 25, is National Medal of Honor Day. There are 160 Medal of Honor recipients on The Wall.

To learn more about The Medal of Honor and the Vietnam War, visit https://www.vvmf.org/topics/The-Medal-of-Honor/.

To hear stories of a few Medal of Honor recipients during the Vietnam War, listen to EP14: So That Others May Live of our podcast, Echoes of the Vietnam War: https://bit.ly/36wRWD7

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

03/07/2022
02/19/2022
Cowtown Marathon/GSRP — wear blue: run to remember

Wear Blue on Run to Remember = Note from Lisa Hallett ([email protected]), a Gold Star spouse. Her husband, CPT John Hallett. was killed in combat Aug. 25, 2009. She’s building a tribute to fallen service members as part of the Cowtown Marathon on Sunday, February 27, from 6-10:30 a.m.

Participants will line a 1-mile stretch of the course with images of fallen service members, followed by full-sized American flags in honor of each of these heroes. Families of the fallen will run past this tribute display. The intent is to show them the support of their community. The campaign urgently needs 50 more volunteers to help us hold these flags in honor of these heroes. They’d be honored for you to join them and help spread the word.

Tribute Mile will be hosted on mile 8 of the Cowtown Marathon course on the Paddock Bridge. Park on the street just west of the Tarrant County Court Bldg., 100 E Weatherford St. in Fort Worth.

The sea of waving flags is intended as a living memorial to the service and sacrifice of the U.S. military, ensuring that no fallen hero is forgotten. Complimentary “Wear Blue” shirts will be provided. Light food and beverage will also be available. Register online at: https://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/cowtown.

Cowtown Marathon/GSRP

02/13/2022

WHO IS 2-1-1 TEXAS?

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, childcare, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

Annually, millions of Texans dial 2-1-1 to reach the Texas Information & Referral Network (TIRN) for help with basic needs like food, housing, childcare, or emergency services. 2-1-1 TIRN, a program of Texas Health and Human Services, hosts a free anonymous hotline that operates options 1 (community programs and services), 4 (emergency assistance registry), 5 (disasters), 6 (public health emergencies) and 8 (mental health and substance abuse). To view available data related to the needs of 2-1-1 TIRN callers throughout Texas, you can search, view, and display the information as charts and graphs at tx.211counts.org

2021 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade was roaring success! Saluting those who have, are and will serve was a special m...
11/13/2021

2021 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade was roaring success! Saluting those who have, are and will serve was a special moment. And it was also a time of fun-fill patriot pride, as the Texas Red Hot Mamas demonstrated...

GOLDEN KNIGHT GLORY – A Soldier with the elite U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, will jump in next to the Ta...
11/08/2021

GOLDEN KNIGHT GLORY – A Soldier with the elite U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, will jump in next to the Tarrant County College downtown campus at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 11. to open a special Veterans Day salute in Fort Worth. The Knights portray the image of being the most formidable parachuting competitors and demonstrators in the world today. For more information about the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, visit PARADE DAY | 2021 Vets Day Parade (fw2021vetsdayparade.org). (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Jacob Thompson, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs)

Mounted Cavalry in Vets Day ParadeThe famed Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas wil...
10/24/2021

Mounted Cavalry in Vets Day Parade

The famed Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas will saddle up for the 102nd Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11 in Fort Worth.

1st Cav. Soldiers, wearing historic uniforms, will display skills that horse-mounted cavalrymen have used for more than 200 years. While the cavalry has evolved over the years, to include tanks and even helicopters, the Army has kept the heritage of the horse-mounted cavalrymen alive.

In 1943, at the height of World War II, the 1st Cavalry Div. disposed of its remaining horses. The ceremonial unit at Fort Hood was activated 29 years later, in 1972. It’s one of seven horse-mounted units remaining in the U.S. Army.

The cavalrymen demonstrate weapons used by the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars period – the 1873 Springfield Carbine, the 1873 single-action revolver and the 1860 light cavalry saber.

The detachment has many public duty functions: Participating in change of command and medal ceremonies, riding in the U.S. presidential inauguration, and representing the 1st Cavalry in parades, riding demonstrations, and civic events.

In addition to official state and military ceremonies, the horse-mounted unit has taken part in the Rose Parade, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. rodeos, and U.S. Army recruiting events.

The cavalry will charge while “Bells of Peace” ring, “Taps” sound, and a 21-gun salute signals 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.

A military flyover about 11 a.m. will kick off the Veterans Day parade hosted by the City of Fort Worth. A motorcade will roll down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork section of the Trinity River to Rotary Plaza., then back to Panther Island.

Spectators can picnic along the 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 Tarrant County Veterans Council 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 and join the cavalry charge?” 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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Prepared by Bruce Zielsdorf
Publicity Coordinator
Tarrant County Veterans Council

Website: https://www.fw2021vetsdayparade.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarrantcountyveteranscouncil/
Email: [email protected]

Massing of the Colors - Fort Worth Chapter Military Order of the World Wars & Fort Worth ISD JROTC present the 41st Annu...
10/11/2021

Massing of the Colors - Fort Worth Chapter Military Order of the World Wars & Fort Worth ISD JROTC present the 41st Annual Massing of the Colors Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, 2:30 p.m. at Birchman Baptist Church Sanctuary, 9100 N. Normandale St, Ft Worth.

The free event will feature patriotic music by the Frontier Brigade Band; Keynote speech by Col. David Green, US Army JAG Corp; a patriotic ceremony rededicating our faith In the Flag of our Nation.

Massing of the Colors honors the Colors of the United States of America, and the men and women of our uniformed services who have served and are continuing to serve our country. For more info about the MOWW, visit Welcome to the Military Order of the World Wars | MOWW.

PROMOTING PARADE – Tarrant County Veterans Council members staff their booth at the recent Fort Worth Aviation Museum “H...
10/05/2021

PROMOTING PARADE – Tarrant County Veterans Council members staff their booth at the recent Fort Worth Aviation Museum “Hops & Props” fest to promote the Nov. 11 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade in the city. Volunteers include Christine Willesen, Dan Zmroczek, Pixie Wetmore, and Bruce Zielsdorf. For the latest info on this year’s parade efforts, visit HOME | Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade (fw2021vetsdayparade.org).

MEMORIAL DONATION – Military Order of the World Wars Fort Worth chapter donates to the Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Me...
10/05/2021

MEMORIAL DONATION – Military Order of the World Wars Fort Worth chapter donates to the Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial. Receiving the check on behalf of the fund is Fort Worth Aviation Museum Executive Director Jim Hodgson. Joining him is Tom Kemp, the museum’s treasurer, and Robert Williams, MOWW-FW chapter treasurer. For information about donating to the memorial, visit Home | Vietnam-Era Memorial (vieteramemorial.org).

09/24/2021

Veterans,
As we enter FLU season, we must work together to ensure early prevention.

The FLU vaccine helps protect and prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as infants, young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

FLU Vaccines are now available throughout VA North Texas Health Care System. You can receive your Flu vaccination via your PACT clinic or you may walk-in and receive your FLU vaccination at one of the following locations:

Dallas VA Medical Center
• Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Locations: SCI GYM & Main Entrance (Old ED)

Garland VAMC:
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon
• Location: ambulance bay entrance next to East entrance (Clinic entrance)

Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center (Bonham):
• Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Location: Building 1, room 108

Grand Prairie VA Outpatient Clinic
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Drive Thru)

Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic:
• Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• Location: Biro Conference Room (Walk-in)
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (early Hours), 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
• Location: Outside Lab Area
• Tuesday & Thursday, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• Location: Outside Lab Area

Broadway VA Clinic (Tyler)
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Decatur VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Denton VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Granbury VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Greenville VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Plano VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Polk Street VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sherman VA Clinic
• Monday-Friday, 08:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We encourage our Veterans to take the first opportunity they have to get a FLU vaccine at the most convenient location for them, which may be from their employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials.

Let’s protect ourselves and our Veterans and together. Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu shot today!

In your service,
Stephen Holt, MD, MPH, MSNRS
Director

Change to Texas disabled veterans license plates:                            In a press release, the Texas Department of...
09/16/2021

Change to Texas disabled veterans license plates:

In a press release, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced that Senate Bill 792 will require that, as of January 1, 2021, anyone parking in a disabled parking space must have a license plate or a disabled parking placard that features the International Symbol of Access (ISA).

Currently, disabled Veteran license plates do not feature the ISA, and all Texans with disabled Veteran license plates are permitted to use disabled parking spaces.

If you want to continue using disabled parking spaces, beginning in 2022, you must apply for a disabled parking placard or for new disabled Veteran license plates featuring the ISA.

Eligibility and application for disabled parking placards or disabled Veteran license plates with the ISA can be found on the TxDOT Disabled Parking, Placards and plates web page at https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/disabled-parking-placards-plates

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The Tarrant County Veterans Council will be hosting a Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2022. The council is devoted “to supporting our military and programs that sustain Veterans, their spouses, widows and family members”.
Check out their website for more ways to get involved both with the council and with the parade! Tarrant County Veterans Council
Everyone in Kay Granger''s District please take note! KAY GRANGER VOTED NO to help VETERANS with Medical ISSUES that were EXPOSED to TOXIC BURN PITS WHILE SERVING OUR COUNTRY OVERSEAS!!!!!! Luckily the Democrats got it passed but as usual 174 GQP/Repugs have done more to stand in the way to hurt Americans. Please make sure that Veterans in Granger's District knows how much she could careless!!!!!!!!!! Make sure to look at the tabulation of 174 Republicans that voted against our Military and Veterans! And also ask her what she was doing in Russia July 4 with 7 other Republicans in 2018!
Marine Veteran Matt Hayes for JP7
Just saw that National Leadership Foundation is bringing Freedom Streets Military Banner Initiative to Fort Worth. This is such a cool way to honor a veteran in downtown Fort Worth.
The 102nd Tarrant County Veterans Day parade, themed “Battlefront at Home… Saluting our Veterans and First Responders”proceeded Thursday, Nov. 11. Organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council, this annual parade honors all American veterans. Details at our website:
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The US Army Golden Knights dropped in to the delight of onlookers during the Tarrant County Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade. Full story and more video and photos coming soon to Rambler Newspapers!
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•Veterans Day•

On this Veterans Day I had the honor of singing the National Anthem and then riding in the Tarrant County Veterans Day parade held by the Tarrant County Veterans Council!

Veterans Day is for honoring all of those who have and continue to serve our country, thank you for risking your lives everyday and fighting for our right to be Americans!

We have many veterans in my family and special thank you to my Grandfather and Great Grandfather Jay Carter US AIR FORCE and Francisco Ramos US ARMY, my father grew up as a military kid and I was raised in a household that respects and appreciates all that the military has done for us!

Thank you also to Russell Grunewald for having me ride in your 1926 Ford Model T for the parade!

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We had a patrol Tahoe in the Tarrant County Veterans Council Veterans Day parade in Fort Worth this morning driven by Officer Slaybaugh. He is not only a first responder but is also a veteran. He served 9 years active duty and another 11 in the reserve. He deployed many times overseas serving our country.

On this Veterans Day we thank all those who have risked it all in service to our nation.

Happy Veterans Day!!


What a beautiful day to honor our veterans! 🇺🇸 Check out this soaring start to the Tarrant County Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade by the US Army Golden Knights.
Join NBC DFW, the City of Fort Worth and the Tarrant County Veterans Council at the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11, at 11 a.m. on Fort Worth’s Forest Park Blvd. Celebrate Veterans Day and enjoy the parade! There’ll be civic organizations veterans’ groups, bands, JROTC units, the famed Horse Calvary Detachment of the first Calvary Division from Fort Hood and much more. So, bring your chairs and enjoy a picnic on the west fork of the Trinity while you watch! Learn more: https://trib.al/Zmrziye

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Don't miss Tarrant County Veterans Council's Veterans Day Parade this Thursday, Nov. 11! The US Army Golden Knights will kick things off from the skies starting at 10:30am, followed by a military flyover. The parade will then roll down Forest Park Blvd. on the west side of Downtown. Be sure to come out and show your support! https://bit.ly/31zS5mC
The 1st Annual VETFEST DFW is coming, for more information feel free to contact me.
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