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FWISD Students to Participate in Veterans Day Events
Fort Worth ISD students will march alongside the world famous First Cavalry Division Horse Platoon in the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11.
The parade is one of several events in the coming week where FWISD students will commemorate the contributions of military veterans. On Thursday, November 7, W.J. Turner Elementary will host its annual Patriotic Parade.
The District’s 15 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and 21 Junior Cadet Corps (JCC) units are among high school cadets from across the county participating in the county Veterans Day Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at the Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 E. Weatherford St. in Fort Worth. Bands from FWISD’s Benbrook, Carter-Riverside, Paschal, Western Hills and O.D. Wyatt high schools are slated to join the procession.
Military and JROTC groups, floats and bands are expected to travel from the county courthouse down Main Street. This year’s theme, “Centennial Celebration,” recognizes 100 years of Armistice and Veterans Day parades in Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the 100-year anniversary of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Military Order of World Wars organizations.
Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade is hosted by the City of Fort Worth and organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council. The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade is designated as a 2019 National Veterans Day Regional Site by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to parade organizers.
For more Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade details, visit fw2019vetparade.org.
On Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m. W.J. Turner will host breakfast for military veterans followed by a patriotic program at 8:30 a.m., and a 9 a.m. parade. There will be classroom speakers and a luncheon for guests.
“We are teaching the future, and it’s very important to instill the values of honor and respect,” said Principal Elida Gonzalez. “We are very excited and humbled to say thank you to our veterans.”
For more details on the 2019 Annual Patriotic Parade at W.J. Turner Elementary, call 817-814-4900.