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Veterans Day parade to take new format, route

6 Nov 2020 8:48 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

Due to downtown street construction, the annual Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 will not march along Fort Worth’s Main or Houston streets as usual.

And due to coronavirus restrictions, the modified event is being dubbed a Memorial Motorcade by its organizer, the Tarrant County Veterans Council. Instead of Junior ROTC detachments, bands and other marching units, this year there will be a procession of wheeled vehicles only.

The 101st Veterans Day salute will assemble at the Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, 395 Purcey St., by 10 a.m. A brief opening ceremony will be followed by a Marine Corps flyover. About 11 a.m., the motorcade will roll down North Forest Park Boulevard along the Clear Fork section of the Trinity Trails system to Rotary Plaza., then back to Panther Island.

Suggested public viewing is along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River on the west side of downtown. The motorcade begins about 11 a.m.

The event was recently designated an official regional site by the Veterans Administration. It will also honor the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization, which is marking its centennial. DAV past National Commander Dennis Nixon will serve as grand marshal.

Motorcade participants must register online.

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