Don’t Miss the Hopkins County “Salute the Veterans” Celebration

November 3rd, 2017 by

Celebrate Veterans Day in Sulphur Springs at the Hopkins County “Salute the Veterans” parade and family fest. This event is a great way to support our veterans and show appreciation for their brave service. Find details for these upcoming events below.

History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day was originally identified as Armistice Day during the early days of its development. This holiday originated on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Then, in 1926, congress passed a resolution for the holiday’s annual observance. Year later, in 1938, November 11 was established as the date for this official national holiday.

People often confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. The difference between the two is that Veterans day pays tribute to all U.S. veterans, whether they are living or have passed away. So, if you have veterans in your family or if you happen to see one on in passing, this is the perfect time to pay tribute to them for their honorable service.

Hopkins County “Salute the Veterans” Celebration
Kick Off

The Salute the Veterans Celebration takes place, of course, on November 11. The event kicks off with an opening ceremony at Celebration Plaza at 8 a.m.


The Veterans Day Parade will take place from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. It will begin at Buford Park, travel down Connally Street, turn on Church Street, then Houston, and finally end at Buford Park.

BBQ Cook-Off/Family Fun Fest

From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., you can salute the veterans at the BBQ Cook-Off and Family Fun Fest. This portion of the event will take place at the Hopkins County Civic Center. While you’re there, you family can indulge in delicious food, live music, fun activities with the National Guard, bounce houses, rock climbing, and even a Branded Ranch Rodeo. Plus, our veterans can take advantage of lots of giveaways featuring a variety of great prizes! Be sure to visit the vendors while you’re there. You don’t want to miss out on all of the amazing items available at this upcoming event.

Wondering what types of food will be offered at the BBQ Cook-Off? There will be a variety of brisket, rib, and chicken dishes prepared by talented cooks from within the area. Purchase an All You Can Eat ticket for $10 and grub on flavorful food until it all runs out!

Tickets for this portion of the “Salute the Veterans” Celebration range from $4 to $10. Visitors can pay an additional $5 for admission into the Branded Ranch Rodeo. This event is sure to be loads of fun for the entire family!

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