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.
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COVID shots - VA North Texas Health Care System strongly recommends and encourages you to receive your COVID-19 vaccine....
04/29/2021
COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs

COVID shots - VA North Texas Health Care System strongly recommends and encourages you to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. We are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act.

Please visit www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine and select “sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine” to self-register as a spouse, caregiver or Veteran. Your local VA facility will then contact you to schedule a vaccine appointment. You may receive an invite by phone, email, or text message.

After completing the self-registration online, you may also call to schedule a vaccine appointment. For Dallas call 214-857-4791, for Bonham call 214-857-4719, and for Fort Worth call 817-730-0000.

We're working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Veterans, spouses, and caregivers. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing quickly. Please check back often for updates.

Vets Day Parade Marching OnFORT WORTH, Texas – Battlefront at Home… Saluting our Veterans & First Responders is the them...
03/27/2021

Vets Day Parade Marching On

FORT WORTH, Texas – Battlefront at Home… Saluting our Veterans & First Responders is the theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade to step off on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

Although months away, The Tarrant County Veterans Council is busy planning for the special event. A new parade website has launched (fw2021vetsdayparade.org) and the parade committee is soliciting support from individuals and organizations across North Texas for 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 joining the festivities?” Cox asks. “If you’re not available, please help us spread the word. Hope y’all can join our Cowtown salute on Veterans Day!”

Fort Worth’s annual Veterans Day parade began as an armistice procession through downtown in 1919 to honor those who had fought in World War I.

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Ala., sought to expand Armistice Day to salute all veterans. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of a national Veterans Day. Weeks led the first celebration in 1947 and annually until his death in 1985.

If you’re not able to take part in our Veterans Day salute, your help in spreading the word across North Texas would be greatly appreciated.

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Email inquiries to: [email protected]
Contact Bruce Zielsdorf
Parade Publicity Coordinator
Parade website: http://fw2021vetsdayparade.org
Follow TCVC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarrantcountyveteranscouncil

Vets Day Parade Marching On

FORT WORTH, Texas – Battlefront at Home… Saluting our Veterans & First Responders is the theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade to step off on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

Although months away, The Tarrant County Veterans Council is busy planning for the special event. A new parade website has launched (fw2021vetsdayparade.org) and the parade committee is soliciting support from individuals and organizations across North Texas for 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 joining the festivities?” Cox asks. “If you’re not available, please help us spread the word. Hope y’all can join our Cowtown salute on Veterans Day!”

Fort Worth’s annual Veterans Day parade began as an armistice procession through downtown in 1919 to honor those who had fought in World War I.

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Ala., sought to expand Armistice Day to salute all veterans. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of a national Veterans Day. Weeks led the first celebration in 1947 and annually until his death in 1985.

If you’re not able to take part in our Veterans Day salute, your help in spreading the word across North Texas would be greatly appreciated.

# # #

Email inquiries to: [email protected]
Contact Bruce Zielsdorf
Parade Publicity Coordinator
Parade website: http://fw2021vetsdayparade.org
Follow TCVC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarrantcountyveteranscouncil

01/09/2021

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown

Gold Stars added to Tarrant County Vietnam War-Era Memorial website. Read about the Gold Star Mothers of America and ori...
12/01/2020
Gold Stars | Vietnam-Era Memorial

Gold Stars added to Tarrant County Vietnam War-Era Memorial website. Read about the Gold Star Mothers of America and origin of the star. Visit the Vietnam Memorial Virtual Wall and check out the Honor States website where salutes to all American military heroes from WWI to the present can be found. Visit https://www.vieteramemorial.org/gold-stars

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM), is a private nonprofit organization of American mothers who lost sons or daughters in service of the United States Armed Forces. It was originally formed in 1928 for mothers of those lost in World War I, and it holds a congressional charter under Titl...

Honor Roll Posted – Names, photos & info links for the 221 fallen U.S. military veterans with connections to Tarrant Cou...
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Honor Roll | Vietnam-Era Memorial

Honor Roll Posted – Names, photos & info links for the 221 fallen U.S. military veterans with connections to Tarrant County have been posted on memorial’s website at https://www.vieteramemorial.org/honor-roll. There are also many ways you can donate to support this remembrance effort on the website or by contacting the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. Thanks for your support and please help spread the word.

11/17/2020
Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial

Vietnam War-Era Memorial Groundbreaking Set

FORT WORTH – City-approved groundbreaking ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park for Vietnam war-era memorial set for Thursday.

WHAT? Groundbreaking for the new Tarrant County Vietnam War-Era Memorial

WHEN? Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.

WHERE? 4100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth

WHY? “At least 220 county residents died as a result of the Vietnam war,” according Jim Hodgson, chairman of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. “Currently, there’s no local monument to honor those who died as a result of the war in Vietnam, but we are going to change that.”

WHO? “We’re inviting the public to attend,” Hodgson notes. “In this era of the CORONA virus, we’re asking everyone to wear a mask and observe social distancing.”

HOW? In support of the effort, a memorial fund website (https://www.vieteramemorial.org/) has been launched to update the public on planning committee actions and as a place for people to contribute to the memorial’s construction.

A page dedicated to the project has also launched at https://www.facebook.com/TCVWM/.


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For more information, contact:

Bruce Zielsdorf, Publicity Coordinator
Tarrant County Vietnam War-Era Memorial
Email [email protected]

Or contact:
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
3300 Ross Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76161
Website: https://www.fortworthaviationmuseum.com/
Phone: (855) 733-8627

This Page is dedicated to the Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial. If you have any questions, or comments, please write the Page creator, Jake Buck.

Longtime supporters of Tarrant County Veterans Day events, like WBAP News-Talk Radio, helped spread the word and joined ...
11/14/2020

Longtime supporters of Tarrant County Veterans Day events, like WBAP News-Talk Radio, helped spread the word and joined in the celebration in Fort Worth.

Vintage jeeps galore rolled down Forest Park Blvd. in Fort Worth on Veterans Day as part of the North Texas salute hoste...
11/14/2020

Vintage jeeps galore rolled down Forest Park Blvd. in Fort Worth on Veterans Day as part of the North Texas salute hosted by the city and organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council.

Historic military vehicles were a prominent part of the 2020 Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade that rolled down Nort...
11/14/2020

Historic military vehicles were a prominent part of the 2020 Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade that rolled down North Forest Park Blvd. in Fort Worth saluting veterans past, present and future.

Veterans groups and veteran supporters from across North Texas join the Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade that rolle...
11/13/2020

Veterans groups and veteran supporters from across North Texas join the Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade that rolled out of Panther Island and down North Forest Park Blvd. in a salute to all those who have and continue to serve our great Nation.

Fort Worth Police Dept. riders lead the Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade down North Forest Park Blvd. while providi...
11/13/2020

Fort Worth Police Dept. riders lead the Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade down North Forest Park Blvd. while providing traffic control and security for the veteran salute that rolled out of Panther Island.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum Director Jim Hodgson introduces Donna Moore with the Daughters of the American Revolution who...
11/13/2020

Fort Worth Aviation Museum Director Jim Hodgson introduces Donna Moore with the Daughters of the American Revolution who led the "Bells of Peace" ringing during the Tarrant County Veterans Day event to commemorate the signing of the armistice ending World War I.

Antique cars, military vehicles and many more rolled down North Forest Park Blvd. as part of the Tarrant County Veterans...
11/12/2020

Antique cars, military vehicles and many more rolled down North Forest Park Blvd. as part of the Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade honoring all veterans - past, present & future.

Shelly Knapp sings The Star Spangled Banner at the opening ceremony for the 101st Veterans Day salute hosted by the City...
11/12/2020

Shelly Knapp sings The Star Spangled Banner at the opening ceremony for the 101st Veterans Day salute hosted by the City of Fort Worth and organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price listens to "war stories" from veterans on Panther Island before the start of the 101st Vete...
11/12/2020

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price listens to "war stories" from veterans on Panther Island before the start of the 101st Veterans Day salute hosted by the city and organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council.

The song "The Promise" written and composed by Jack Murphy, former Red Catcher in Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Inf...
11/05/2020
The Promise by Jack Murphy

The song "The Promise" written and composed by Jack Murphy, former Red Catcher in Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 1969 - 1970. Dedicated to all Vietnam veterans. View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQloA6SGF5U&feature=youtu.be

Song, "The Promise" written and composed by Jack Murphy, former Redcatcher in Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 1969...

GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED - Dennis Nixon, the former national commander of the Disabled American Veterans organization wil...
10/02/2020

GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED - Dennis Nixon, the former national commander of the Disabled American Veterans organization will serve as grand marshal for the 2020 Veterans Day Memorial Motorcade through downtown Fort Worth on November 11.

The combat disabled Marine Corps veteran, was elected National Commander of the nearly 1.3 million-member DAV at the organization's 2018 National Convention in Reno, Nevada. After medical retirement from the Marine Corps in 1970, he became a DAV national service officer and dedicated 36 years to helping his fellow veterans obtain the benefits they earned.

The 101st Veterans Day observance in Fort Worth is now being dubbed “drive-by patriotism.” Instead of bands and marching units, plans call for a “memorial motorcade” to assemble on Panther Island by 10 a.m., then roll through downtown.

Coordination with Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth officials continues for the Wed., November 11 observance, beginning at 11 a.m. with a military fly-over. The event was recently designated an official regional site by the Veterans Administration. It will also honor the Disabled American Veterans organization which is marking its centennial.

For more information about this year’s event, visit: https://www.fw2020vetsdayparade.org/.

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Vets Day Parade Planners March OnSept. 15, 2020FORT WORTH – “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has certainly impacted ...
09/15/2020
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Vets Day Parade Planners March On
Sept. 15, 2020

FORT WORTH – “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has certainly impacted this year’s Veterans Day parade plans,” states Ken Cox, committee chairman with the Tarrant County Veterans Council, “but we’re still marching forward and adjusting our steps as we go.”

The TCVC parade planning group met recently to assess the situation. “We’re continuing our efforts to celebrate Veterans Day,” Cox notes, “but we feel it’s important to provide an update on what we intend to do.”

The 101st Veterans Day observance in Fort Worth can now be dubbed “drive-by patriotism.” Instead of bands and marching units, plans call for a “memorial motorcade” to assemble on Panther Island by 10 a.m., then roll through downtown.

Coordination with Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth officials continues for the Wed., November 11 observance, beginning at 11 a.m. with a military fly-over. The event was recently designated an official regional site by the Veterans Administration. It will also honor the Disabled American Veterans organization which is marking its centennial.

“We’re cognizant of the challenges our community faces dealing with the contagion,” Cox said. “We share everyone’s concern for public safety. Be assured we’re working closely with the city and county to ensure all health and safety protocols are met. In the end, the final decision is the city’s and the TCVC will certainly respect that.

“We also realize the city has a responsibility to make such a decision at least 30 days before our November event, but the TCVC is continuing to plan. We feel it’s critically necessary, if we’re to organize a quality salute honoring all North Texas veterans.”

Updates about the Council’s efforts are being sent to area veterans’ service organizations, Tarrant County officials and business leaders. Also, the parade website (https://www.fw2020vetsdayparade.org/) will publish advisories. The TCVC page (https://www.facebook.com/tarrantcountyveteranscouncil/) will also post updates.

“If an individual or organization would like to donate in support of this effort, that would be greatly appreciated,” Cox adds. The TCVC plans to continue its Give 100 campaign this year as part of its fundraising efforts.

Supporters are encouraged to visit the TCVC Give 100 page on its website at https://www.fw2020vetsdayparade.org/give-100-campaign 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 planned motorcade. It’s all part of our salute to the national 2020 Veterans Day theme and vision of Veterans in Focus.”

Bruce E. Zielsdorf
Tarrant County Veterans Council
Publicity Coordinator

The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade is planned, organized and staged with volunteer hours and in kind donations from communities, businesses, organizations and generous people across Tarrant County and beyond.

Considering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting our community, your Tarrant County Veterans Council met recent...
06/25/2020

Considering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting our community, your Tarrant County Veterans Council met recently to assess the situation. And we feel it’s important to provide you an update on our position.

The Council has decided to continue the march toward celebrating Veterans Day. Your TCVC will go on planning with the City of Fort Worth for the November 11 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade down Main Street.

The Council is cognizant of the challenges our community faces dealing with the current contagion. We share your concern for the public’s safety and will be working closely with the city to ensure all health and safety protocols are met. In the end, the final decision is the city’s and the TCVC will certainly respect that.

We realize the city has a responsibility to make such a decision at least 30 days before our November event, but the TCVC will continue its planning efforts throughout the coming months. We feel it’s critically necessary, if we’re to organize a quality event honoring all North Texas veterans.

Additional updates will be sent by email to area veterans’ service organizations, Tarrant County officials and business leaders. Also, the parade website is being updated and will hopefully launch soon. If you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to share them with us.

And, if you or your organization would like to donate in support of this effort, that would be greatly appreciated. The TCVC plans to continue our “Give 100” campaign this year in recognition of the Disabled American Veterans organization marking its centennial.

Thank you for your support of our Nation’s veterans and our parade efforts. Please continue helping us by sharing the word about our planned parade. It’s all part of our salute to the national 2020 Veterans Day vision of “Veterans in Focus.”

Bruce E. Zielsdorf
Tarrant County Veterans Council
Publicity Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
TCVC Website: https://www.tcovco.org

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