Veterans Day Events Mark 100th Anniversary Of Armistice

Alan Scaia
November 09, 2018 - 7:56 am
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Veterans Day events across the area this weekend will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Allied powers signed the armistice with Germany to end the war on November 11, 1918.

Veterans Day falls on Sunday, but many events are scheduled for Saturday.

Fort Worth will hold its annual parade, running from North Taylor, near Panther Island Pavilion, to the Tarrant County Courthouse, south on Main Street to 5th and then back north on Houston.

The parade begins at 10:30 Saturday morning with the theme, "The War to End All Wars."

Arlington will host a parade Saturday as well. The Arlington Heroes Parade was launched last year and will start at 2 pm. The parade will move through downtown, east on South St., south on Mary St., west along E. Border St. and then north on Mesquite St.

The non-profit, Friends of the Wall, will mark the 30th year of its "Run for the Wall" at the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The memorial was dedicated by President George HW Bush in 1989. Motorcyclists will ride from Globe Life Park in Arlington to Fair Park with a police escort, starting at noon Saturday.

Dallas will hold its Veterans Day parade Monday. Events will start at 11 am in front of city hall. The parade will start after a ceremony, beginning at Reunion Arena, going north to Main Street, east on Main to Ervay, south to Young and continuing on Akard to City Hall.

The theme for the Dallas parade is, "Commemorating the end of World War I, November 11, 1918." The keynote speaker will be Alexis Andres, the consul general of France.