Ozark Greenways


Trail of Honor Opens

Category Events, News, Projects | Posted on October 11, 2017

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE: Thursday, October 12, from 2-3pm

Ozark Greenways, the Missouri Veterans Commission, and the C.W. Titus Foundation are thrilled to present their collaboration to create a unique new trail section of the James River Greenway, called the Trail of Honor. Residents and visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to bike, walk, or run along the edge of the beautiful Missouri Veterans Cemetery!

Winding along the serene James River valley, this portion of the greenway is a contemplative place through which to honor our veterans who have served in all of our nation’s military branches. A large stone gateway frames this special trail section as it enters and exits the cemetery grounds. We hope that trail users will pass through this landscape with respectful reflection.

The public is invited to join us for a patriotic trail opening ceremony. Our keynote speaker will be Scott Englund, Chairman of the Missouri Veterans Comission. We'll enjoy patriotic music from Fort Leanoard Wood's 399th Army Band, and the "posting of the colors" by Scout Troop #16.

Come by bike or on foot if possible. Event parking will be available at Spring Church, 5500 S. Southwood Rd. Transportation will be provided from the church to the cemetery. Please plan to arrive at or before 1:30pm. View or print a Map showing the Trail of Honor.

Thank you to the following donors who made this trail possible through their designated gifts to the Trail of Honor during our Trails for Generations campaign:

BKD Foundation, Central Bank & Central Trust Company, Anonymous Donor, Bass Pro Shops, Positronic Industries, Peggy Day Lee, King Coltrin, Ted Hilmer, Vern Morgan, Catherine Black, Jim MacKay, Nate Reed and Natasha Longpine

We rely on the enthusiasm and financial support of the community.

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