Veterans Day events

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What’s open, closed • Nonessential federal offices and banks will be closed and mail will not be delivered on Monday in observance of Veterans Day. • Tarrant County and most municipal offices will be open, and trash pickup will not be affected. • Fort Worth school district students have the day off, but other districts are open, including Arlington, Birdville, Carroll, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Grapevine-Colleyville, Keller and Mansfield. Transportation • The Fort Worth Transportation Authority will operate a normal weekday schedule.

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Poolville Veterans Day Parade: Begins shortly after a 10 a.m. ceremony behind Poolville Elementary School, 16025 Farm Road 920, where veterans will be introduced. Lunch will follow at Poolville United Methodist Church, 230 N. Church St.


Alvarado Veterans Day Parade: Begins at 10 a.m. at Alvarado Public Library, 210 N. Baugh St., and goes through downtown to Glenwood Cemetery, where a ceremony will recognize veterans whose names were added to the Memorial Wall.

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade: 10 a.m. at Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane in Grapevine. Also a festival.

Parker County Veterans Day Parade, Weatherford: 10:30 a.m. at Ninth Grade Center, 1000 S. Main St. It travels north on Main Street, turns west on Oak Street, south on Alamo Street and east on Russell Street to return to the school.


World War II Musical Variety Show, Cleburne: 2:30 p.m. in the upstairs theater of the Layland Museum, 201 N. Caddo St. Acts include the Andrews Sisters 2013, a trio wearing WAC, WAVES and nurse uniforms. 817-645-0940.


Veterans Day Parade, Fort Worth: 10 a.m. from LaGrave Field in the parking lot at North Seventh and Main streets. The parade will swing west of the courthouse on Houston Street and go south to Fifth Street, where it will loop back north on Main Street to swing east of the courthouse and return to LaGrave Field. The best places to watch the parade are between Belknap and Fifth streets.

Veterans Day celebration, Grand Prairie: 10 a.m. at the Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial, 925 Conover Drive. Free lunch will follow at the Veterans Park Event Center, next to the memorial.

Veterans Day celebration, North Richland Hills: 11 a.m., Liberty Park, 5825 Holiday Lane, the site of the city’s veterans monument. In case of inclement weather, the celebration will move to City Hall, 7301 NE Loop 820. 817-427-6620.

Veterans Day ceremony, Arlington: 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, 3600 W. Arkansas Lane. Will feature a special tribute to World War II veterans. A complimentary luncheon after the ceremony requires a reservation and is limited to 500. Reservations: Email or call 817-795-2020.

Veterans Day ceremony, Keller: 10 a.m. at Legacy at Bear Creek, 200 Keller Smithfield Road. Will include a flag-raising by an Army Reserve flag detail from Naval Air Station Fort Worth. 817-993-0757.

Veterans Day ceremony, Dallas: 3 p.m., Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway. Sponsored by Veterans Affairs and the Texas National Cemetery Foundation. The keynote speaker is Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

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