TARRANT COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL

Tarrant County Veterans Council was chartered 1971. The Corporation is organized exclusively for patriotic, charitable, civic and educational purposes. TCVC was formed to better coordinate the work of veterans’ service organizations across North Texas. TCVC is best known for organizing the annual Tarrant Co. Veterans Day Parade through downtown Fort Worth.

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HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

ARMISTICE DAY

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11th  to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 a.m. for the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.

HISTORY OF THE POPPY

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt. Col. John McCrae, was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called In Flanders Fields.

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