• Gov. Bryant Touts Trail Of Honor Event

    JACKSON – The upcoming Trail of Honor event is expected to draw 35,000 people to the capital city, including one of the event’s biggest fans, Gov. Phil Bryant.

    Bryant has participated several years in the event, which gives a glimpse of military history in the U.S., from the French and Indian War to the present wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Re-enactors, equipment and uniforms decorate a 2,600-foot trail.

    This year’s event is May 19-20 behind Harley Davidson of Jackson. Admission is free. Parking is available at the Jackson Police Pistol Range.

    “The Trail of Honor is a tremendous event for families to enjoy together and see history come alive right before their eyes,” Gov. Bryant said. “I am honored to help bring awareness to the great sacrifice our men and women have undergone while serving our great nation.

    The Trail of Honor event was recently recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event.

    “This Mississippi-based event is staffed by almost 400 living historians and volunteers,” Trail of Honor founder and organizer Earl Rottman said.” A common love of country, a shared pride in our great history, and incredible respect for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation inspire Trail volunteers to share these highlights of American military history.”

    The Vietnam traveling Memorial wall, Ex-POWs, Medal of Honor recipients, Gold Star families, Tuskegee Airmen, Pearl Harbor survivors and others will be on hand to meet the public and share their stories.

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    For more information on the Trail of Honor please visit: http://www.trailofhonor.org

     

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