Veterans Day Events and Activities in Dallas-Fort Worth

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    NEWSLETTERS

    On Veterans Day hundreds of people across the Dallas-Fort Worth area turned out for events to salute veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

    Many activities honoring our servicemen and women are scheduled for Veterans Day in North Texas. Parades, memorials, and special offers for veterans at local businesses show some of the public's support for our nation's heroes.

    Veterans Day Parades
    Dallas
    NBC 5 invites you to come out and enjoy the 2013 Dallas Veterans Day Parade on Monday in Downtown Dallas.  Ceremonies will begin at 10:50 a.m. with an “Oath of Enlistment Ceremony” for over 150 enlistees from all services in front of Dallas City Hall. The ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is: “Honoring the Veterans and POWs of Vietnam.” Click here to see the parade route.

    Thousands Expected for Dallas' Veterans Day Parade

    [DFW] Thousands Expected for Dallas' Veterans Day Parade
    Thousands of people were in Downtown Dallas Monday, for the city's annual Veterans Day parade.

    Fort Worth
    The City of Fort Worth is hosting their Veterans Day parade on Monday as well. The parade will begin around 10 a.m. and stages at the LaGrave Field parking lot at North 7th Street and Main Street. The parade route goes south on Main and around the downtown and Sundance Square area. Streets, including Houston and Main, will be closed starting at 9:30 a.m. Click here to see the parade route.

    Additional locations may be hosting Veterans Day parades. Please check with your local city.

    Parades Celebrate, Honor Veterans

    [DFW] Parades Celebrate, Honor Veterans
    Veterans Day parades in Dallas and Fort Worth will celebrate and honor military servicemen and women.

    Veterans Day Memorials
    Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
    The DFW National Cemetery holds remains of military members on a over 600-acre parcel of land that overlooks Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas. The cemetery will host a special Veterans Day ceremony at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 and have flags placed on all the graves in the cemetery on that day.

    Additional memorials may be hosted in various locations.

    Marshal Speaks About Dallas Veterans Parade

    [DFW] Marshal Speaks About Dallas Veterans Parade
    One of the marshals for the Dallas Veterans Day parade explains this year's theme.

    Special Offers for Veterans
    "Next Steps for Veterans"
    NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC 5, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have launched a web portal that features tools and resources to help veterans transition after returning home from military service. Features include a resume engine tool to transfer military experience into strengths civilian employers can understand, a job finder tool that includes jobs from the veteran's job bank, and information on small business creation, support for families, and a library of NBC News content on transitioning home.

    NBCUniversal is proud to support our veterans and their families.

    North Texans Honor Veterans

    [DFW] North Texans Honor Veterans
    Many North Texans commemorating Veterans Day are stopping by Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, where one woman Sunday remembered her father and uncle buried there. NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely explains why this Veterans Day is even more special for her.

    Free Food
    Military personnel and veterans with a military ID can get free food at many restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The list includes Applebee's, Bennigan's, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili's Bar and Grill, Denny's, Golden Corral, Hooters, Olive Garden, On the Border, Shoney's, TGI Fridays and many, many more. Additional restaurants may be offering discounts or free items. Check this list provided by MilitaryBenefits.info.

    Please check with the location nearest you for their offers before gong to the restaurant.

    Neglected Veterans Cemetery Getting Attention

    [DFW] Neglected Veterans Cemetery Getting Attention
    The American Memorial Park Cemetery has been neglected over the years, but not anymore. Volunteers helped clean up the site just days before Veterans Day.

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