Veterans Day Events

19th Annual Ellis County Veterans Ceremony 

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Classic swing band starts performing at 9:30 am

Waxahachie Civic Center
Main Ballroom and Grounds of the Veterans Memorial
2000 Civic Center Lane
Waxahachie, TX  75165

I-35E at Highway 287
Directions and Map

A live swing band and WWII-era singers are included in a poignant and patriotic tribute to our military.  Participating in the event will be the Department of Public Safety, Texas Civil Defense, civic and military representatives, attending citizens, and local Boy Scouts.  A wreath ceremony at the veterans monument on Civic Center grounds and a military flyover of vintage aircraft will conclude the program followed by a convoy of vintage military vehicles progressing from the Civic Center to the Town Square in preparation for the WWII Battle Reenactment.

Attend and express your gratitude for our past, present, and future veterans.

WWII Battle Reenactment

Saturday, November 9, 2019
3:30 pm

Location:

MKT Train Depot
441 S. College Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

3 blocks S. of the County Courthouse between S. College St. and Rogers St.

County Courthouse
101 W. Main St.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Following the Ellis County Veterans Ceremony, history will come to life in a WWII battle reenactment in Waxahachie’s historical town square and nearby train station.  The Allies battle the Axis forces as more than 200 living-history participants from six states congregate in authentically reproduced 1940s military and civilian attire and  60 military vehicles  to honor veterans and their history.

Also featured are American and German historical camps, rare equipment, uniforms, weapons, food and a blackmarket vendor area.

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