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Veterans day programs to show respect, honor

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Veterans Day program and parade Monday will pay tribute to veterans. The North Texas Vet Fest/Ruck also takes place to honor veterans.

The program Monday starts at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at Granbury High School, 2000 W. Pearl St.

Seating will be arranged for students and the public to attend.

The parade Monday afternoon will form at 1 p.m. at the corner of Hannaford and Pearl streets, in front of Decker Gym.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. heading east on Pearl and circling the square.

Patriotic floats, decorated vehicles, horse entries and military vehicles will be featured.

You can reach Asa Maddox at 817-964-7761 for more information, or contact the Granbury Chamber of Commerce, 3408 E. Highway 377, 817-573-1622.


Retired Air Force Colonel Jerry K. “Kenny” Weldon II is guest speaker for the program. He is Commandant of the Corps of Cadets at Tarleton State University.

The program also includes music by the Granbury High School choir and a presentation by vocalist Randy Alda, a Navy veteran.

A winner will be announced in the essay contest.

The Granbury High School Marine Corps JROTC will be involved with the program, as well as Boy Scouts.


The North Texas Vet Fest takes place today, Sunday and Monday at the Field of Flags location in the 3600 block of Highway 377, near Taco Casa.

The fest includes booths, artists, music, veteran/servant booths and food trucks.

“This will be a great way to say ‘thank you for your service and welcome home,’” said Doug Pruitt of the Rally Project, event sponsor.

The Veterans Day Ruck March takes place Saturday. Call 817-770-0425 for information. During the ruck, participants carry a heavy backpack to represent the challenges and hardships that the men and women face while serving in the military.

Vet Fest participants will also be in the Veterans Day parade as a “moving Field of Flags” unit.


A team of volunteers are offering prayers for veterans and active duty military personnel.

To request a prayer, leave the name and address of the person on cards provided at Memorial Lane. A “We Prayed For You” card will be mailed to the address.

The Veterans Day Remembrance Prayer Box will be at Memorial Lane, 561 N. Travis St., from today until Monday, from sunrise to 10 p.m. | 817-573-7066, ext. 255



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