This Veterans Day, the City of Mansfield has a week of tributes prepared to honor military veterans.
The City of Mansfield begins its homage Nov. 5, hosting the Remembering Our Fallen traveling veterans memorial. The memorial will be open to the public 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Nov. 7 at The LOT Downtown, 110 S. Main St.
“The City of Mansfield is both honored and proud to serve as the host for the traveling memorial. We wholeheartedly appreciate the service rendered by our nation's veterans and we invite all to attend our annual Veterans Day Parade and Salute," said Mayor Michael Evans.
This powerful display features 33 tribute towers that honor more than 5,000 veterans who have died since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The memorial is sponsored by the Mansfield Veterans Memorial and Tribute Foundation and is funded through Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax funds.
The City of Mansfield’s Veterans Day Parade and Salute returns Saturday, Nov. 6, following a year-long hiatus. The event begins at 10 a.m. and pays tribute to those who pledged their life in service to our country.
The parade begins at St. Jude Catholic Church, 500 E. Dallas St., travels north on South Waxahachie Street before turning west on East Broad Street. From there, the parade travels north on Smith Street, then south on Main Street after a brief turn to the west onto East Oak Street, and finally, east on East Dallas Street, ending at St. Jude Catholic Church.
Road closures include the intersections of Broad Street and Walnut Creek Drive; Broad Street and First Street; Main Street and Pleasant Ridge Drive; and Main Street and Hunt Street. Various other roads around Historic Downtown will also be closed starting at 9 a.m., so be sure to reference the parade route before traveling.
After the parade is the patriotic salute in front of The LOT Downtown.
A special art show featuring original pieces created by veterans opens at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Farr Best Theater, in collaboration with The Art Station. The works will remain on display throughout November. Later that evening, enjoy a slate of musical performances that celebrate Veterans Day by members of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. All of the night's performers are military veterans, some of whom will perform original work.
“It has been so important to our city that we honor our veterans,” said City Council Member Julie Short. “I love that we have started putting signs in veterans’ yards and I’m looking forward to the traveling memorial this year. It’s crucial that all generations understand the sacrifices made for our freedom, and we make that a priority here in the City of Mansfield.”
All are welcome to the week’s festivities. For more information on the weekend’s events, go to mansfieldtexas.gov/veteransday.
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