Veterans Day 2022: Here’s How to Celebrate in Dallas

What began as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died during the Great War, we now honor veterans who participated in all wars for their patriotism, love of country, and service and sacrifice for the common good on November 11, Veterans Day.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate U.S. veterans within the Dallas community.

The Greater Dallas
Veterans Day Parade

The 2022 Veterans Day parade in downtown Dallas will take place on Friday, November 11, with the massing of the colors and the 11th hour (11:00 AM) ceremony in front of Dallas City Hall. The parade will commence following the official ceremony (approximately 1 hour). The route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall.

Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery

The Dallas/Forth Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas, Texas is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 12 p.m. EST on Nov. 11, 2022. The Texas National Cemetery Foundation is sponsoring the event, which is expected to draw 4,000 people.

A guest speaker is planned, and there will be a flyover by the U.S. Air Force.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Patriotic Pops Veterans Day Celebration

Join conductor Jeff Tyzik for this uplifting tribute honoring our nation’s men and women in uniform. Lift your spirits with this rousing celebration of our great nation, as Patriotic Pops salutes our veterans with your favorite songs and anthems. The U.S. Naval Academy shares its internationally acclaimed Glee clubs and its Pipes and Drum Band with Dallas. Hooyah!

Recent appearances include The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), the National Pentagon Memorial (9/11) Dedication plus performances at Carnegie Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center.

SMU’s 2022 Veterans Day Luncheon

Attend the SMU MilVets Association Luncheon on Friday, November 11, as SMU veterans and veterans from across the country are acknowledged and celebrated. The luncheon will take place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Veterans Day serves as the perfect opportunity to honor those who earned the title of “American Veteran” – a badge of honor worn by the most noble and fearless group of former service members the world has ever known. Each generation of America’s veterans willingly and selflessly shoulder the burden of freedom, and today, the Maguire Ethics Center calls upon everyone to do their part to honor our veterans by living up to their example – putting service before self, loving our neighbors, and working passionately to build a more perfect union.

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