What is the Trail Of Honor?
Each May, the Jackson Mississippi Harley Davidson dealership is closed to normal business and transforms to host the Trail Of Honor a living history demonstration event like no other.
The Trail Of Honor began in 2003 as a way to welcome the Run for the Wall riders and to honor our vets. What began as a pit stop on the Run for the Wall with a single Civil War cannon has evolved into a 3-day event staffed by more than 300 living historians and volunteers. In 2015 the Trail Of Honor attracted more than 35,000 visitors and has THREE TIMES been a winner of the annual Southeast Tourism Society SHINNING EXAMPLE AWARD.
The Trail Of Honor features historically accurate demonstrations of military life in a walking trail through history. From the French Indian War, to the current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Trail Of Honor gives the public an insight into what our service men and women endured while fighting for freedom.
The Trail offers a chance to meet real life American Heroes. Ex-POWs, Medal of Honor Recipients, Gold Star Families, Tuskegee Airmen, Pearl Harbor Survivors and many more VIPS who are on hand to talk with the public and share their stories.
2014 Trail Of Honor, run time 22 minutes, video produced by American Spirit TV.
** In 2016 THE AVIATION TRAIL OF HONOR AT THE BRUCE CAMPBELL AIRFIELD IN MADISON MISSISSIPPI OPENED and WILL EXPAND THIS YEAR **
The Mississippi Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hosts the Aviation Trail Of Honor presenting aviation artifacts, static and flying aircraft from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
1. French and Indian War
2. American Revolutionary War
3. War of 1812
4. Texas War of Independence
5. Mexican/American War
6. Confederate Home Front
7. Company Laundress
8. Confederate Infantry
9. Confederate Artillery
11. Federal Artillery
12. Federal Infantry
13. Federal Artillery
14. Federal River Navy
15. Winter Quarters
16. Spanish/American War
17. World War I
18. World War I – “Donut Dollie”
19. World War II – Field Hospital
20. World War II – South Pacific
21. World War II – Europe
22. World War II – German Troops
25. Hanoi Hilton
26. Vietnam Wall
27. Desert Storm
28. “The First to Fall”
29. USS Mississippi (SSN 782)
I had the pleasure of a private tour and what it takes to set up this event. It is absolutely amazing. Please share with everyone you know. Most of this historical information has been removed from our children's history books. It must be remembered!!! A MUST SEE.
I got the Honor of seeing this procession [over 120 bikes escorted the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall] on my way home from a trip to Louisiana. We got stopped by motorcycle cops and we could hear the roar of motorcycles before we were honored with a glimpse of the wall in route to its destination. It was truly a moving experience and it brought a tear to my eye. God Bless America!!
I'd just like to say thanks to Earl, all the employees of Harley Davidson in Jackson, and all others that are involved with putting this together. It's such a tribute to all America's military both past and present! If you've never been, give yourself a real treat and stop by!
Today was a beautiful day for the Trail of Honor and it's a special thing for all families to go see and experience. We have been 2x and have enjoyed it so much, plus you learn a lot about all the wars, ask as many questions to the men and women that are standing in that time era.