Due to the public health emergency, the 2020 Veterans Day Parade was canceled. In lieu of that celebration, the City of Mansfield is proud to honor our heroes in a more personal, yet socially distant way!
This fall, residents were invited to register local Veterans (themselves or a family member) for a special recognition. Thanks to support from our sponsors, Mansfield ISD, Mouser Electronics, American Legion 624 and Home Heath Care to Care of Excellence Home Health , each veteran who registered received a special yard sign and gift bag as our show of thanks. The names of each veteran were also posted on display on the marquee at the Shops at Broad throughout the month. Banners were also placed at assisted living and retirement homes who registered Veteran residents to honor them as well.
Our annual Patriotic Salute was produced virtually, and can be viewed above. The tribute includes patriotic music and presentations from all over the community to honor and say thank you to those who have served.
A group of citizens recently formed the Mansfield Veterans Memorial and Tribute Foundation with the goal of installing a permanent memorial to fallen heroes at Julian Feild Park, 1531 E. Broad St., at the northwest corner of East Broad and Magnolia streets. They are currently working on design concepts and fundraising to make the dream a reality. Visit www.mansfieldveteransmemorial.org for more information about their cause and how to get involved.