About Us

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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 with a single Civil War cannon has grown into an event staffed by more than 300 living historians and volunteers and has attracted more than 35,000 visitors in 2015.

Each May, the Jackson Mississippi Harley Davidson dealership is closed to normal business and transformed into hosting the Trail Of Honor living history demonstration event like no other.

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What began as a pit stop on the Run for the Wall has evolved into a 3-day event featuring living history demonstrations of every American war from the French & Indian War to the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as various active military displays.

The Trail Of Honor is a 501c(3) non-profit entity dedicated to the education of people about the American Military and the history of conflicts our military has faced.

Testimonials

I went two years ago for the first time and loved it. I'm looking forward to going today. This celebration is absolutely wonderful and thank you for all the volunteers who helped in all the scenes. A special thank you to my Daddy who is a World War II Veteran and 89 years of age.

Martha Stogner, Terry, MS

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.

Phyllis Melancon, Kennar, LA

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!!

Tina Hutchins-Dille, Adamsville, TN

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!

George Ward, Milton, FL

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.

Wendy Savoie, Osyka, MS

Chance Encounter with a Vietnam Veteran: This afternoon I had the distinct privilege of being in the presence of two Vietnam veterans. One I have known for many years as my barber. The other I have never met. It was the end of the work day for my barber and I was his last customer for the day. But in the barber's chair was a Vietnam Veteran. We began talking about the weather and cleaning our motorcycles following a rainy ride. Then the veteran began talking about his day. This veteran normally avoids events like the Trail Of Honor. It brings back memories that can be difficult. Today, for some reason, he left home on his HD and rode to the Trail Of Honor. He spoke slow, softly, with control as we listened without interruption. He recounted the respect he experienced and felt from the time he was guided by the motorcycle parking area security personnel until he reach the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. He talked about the crowds of people. This veteran has never been able to visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C. As he reached the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, he was proud to see the standing Honor Guard. He talked about the book of names and the help he received finding the names of his friends listed on the Wall. He talked about the sounds of the Huey’s, a familiar and welcome sound. He wished everyone could visit and experience the Trail Of Honor and the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. As the veteran left the barber shop I was moved by his experience with the Trail Of Honor and the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.

Richard Courtney Sr., Clinton, MS