Tarrant County Veterans Council


2017 Parade Committee


The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade Committee meets at Benbrook American Legion Post 297 located at 8201 Old Benbrook Rd., Benbrook, TX 76126. Meetings are held at 10:00, the second Saturday of each month.

Each meeting will assess progress and review committee reports.

We invite all those interested in working with the Veterans Day Parade Committee to attend.


2017 Committee Chairpersons:

General Chairman: (acting) Ken Cox

Parade Chairman: Dan Zmroczek

Announcer: Roland Paquette

JROTC: LTC Richard Crossley, Jr. (ret)

Panther Island Pavilion Assembly Area: Bill Putman

Tarrant County College Assembly Area: Kevin Curry

Tarrant County Courthouse Band Assembly Area: Fred Garcia

Flying Saucer VIP Reception: Kathy Bigley

VIP Shuttle: Constable Dale Clark

NAS Fort Worth JRB Military Liaison: Jeremy D. Shelton, AE2(AW)

Post Parade Reception: Temporarily on hold

Public Relations: Bruce Zielsdorf

Social Media: "Sam" Seelbach and Dan Zmroczek

VIP invitation and coordination: Kathy and Terry Bigley

Contributions and Finances: Terry Bigley


Areas of Responsibility needing Administrators: (now absorbed by above)

(Coordinate procedures, volunteers and serve as Point of Contact)


Logistics: Confirm assembly and route locations with responsible agencies and stakeholders. Coordinate street closures and emergency response procedures.


Fund Raising: Contact previous and potential donors, provide POC for potential supporters, follow up with tax receipts and appreciation letters.


Volunteer Coordinator: coordinate Navy, student and other interested organizations and assigning personnel where needed; maintain records for recognition.


Recognition: Maintain a POC list for all participants. Prepare and present letters or certificates for participation/recognition/appreciation as appropriate.


Additional Support Personnel:

Col Russell E Bracy (Chaplain), American Legion Post 569

Ken Cox, (TCVC President), American Legion Post 516

Sgt Bill Fischer (Bugler), Marine Corps League 731

Randall High, Senior VC VFW Post 8235

Major Phil Vaughn, (Reviewing Stand Coordinator), American Legion Post 379

Dan Zmroczek, (Commemorative Partner Program Chairman) American Legion 40/8


Continuing Civic and Government Support

American Legion Post 297

Buyers Barricade

City of Fort Worth

DAV Bluebonnet Chapter

Downtown Fort Worth Inc

Flying Saucer

Fort Worth ISD

Fort Worth Police Department

NAS Fort Worth JRB

Sundance Square

Tarrant County College

TRWB Panther Island Pavilion

VFW Post 8235



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