Cancelled: 2021 Trail of Honor:
Over the past year we have continued with planning for the 2021 Trail of Honor, to include some new and exciting exhibits, demonstrations, and guests. We have formed new partnerships, and look forward to continue working with all our Sponsors to present what has become a Premier Veterans Event and Experience. We have also been in numerous continued discussions concerning the COVID-19 Protocols and Safety Requirements that must be in place in order to insure the safety of the hundreds of volunteers, re-enactors, and VIPs, as well as the thousands of guests that visit the Trail of Honor each year.
We have tirelessly worked through precautionary plans and preventative measures. As we would satisfactorily solve one concern, another would inevitably become apparent. These concerns include but are not limited to, social distancing, sanitation of facilities and equipment, food handling, and water stations to name a few.
The Trail of Honor Board of Directors have weighed the options, costs, and risk associated with a gathering as unique as the Trail of Honor, one that brings together the general public with living historians and some of our Nation’s Heroes, at times in very close proximity.
With the Trail of Honor Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Escort being 2 months from today, we had to make a decision on how we are to proceed. The Trail of Honor Board of Directors, taking all things into consideration, has voted that the cancelation of the 2021 Trail of Honor is in the best interest for our future success and longevity. Considering all the underlying factors and requirements to move forward with the event, there really was no feasible work around.
We will meet again next month, to begin formulating our plans for the 2022 Trail of Honor and how we can make this event bigger and better than ever before.
The Southern Connection Police Supply previously donated an item for raffle. Sales of raffle tickets will continue with the drawing now set for 22 May 2022. All previously purchased tickets remain valid and will be included in this rescheduled draw.
I would like to thank The Board of Directors, I see personally how this decision impacts each of them. I also want to thank our volunteer staff and the re-enactors for their many years of dedication to making the Trail of Honor the event it has come to be. Last but certainly not least, thank you Earl for your commitment to Honor and Remember our Veterans.
Godspeed and Never Forget
Trail of Honor Volunteers Needed Listing:
The Trail of Honor is only possible through community support and the volunteer organization. To prepare for and carry out the three day event the Trail of Honor is always in need of additional volunteers. See the attached PDF Listing of Dates, Times and Activities needing additional volunteers this year. Volunteer Meeting Schedule 2021 PDF.
Escort for Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Wednesday May 18 2022:
12:30 pm – Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Escort Depart Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby
03:00 pm – Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Escort Arrives at the event Site, Harley Davidson Jackson.
With exception of original staging all times are approximate, see PDF Flyer for Details.
If you have questions, please contact Roger Barrett (601) 826-5205.
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Escort Flyer
Start Time TBD – Trail of Honor Golf Tournament.
If you have questions, please contact Dave Stott (601) 259-2193 or
Jeff Ellis Executive Director, Mississippi; Office: 844.VGA.VETS Cell: (601) 906-2732 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work Email: www.vgagolf.org
Trail Of Honor Benefit Golf Tournament Entry Form
Opening Ceremony for The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Friday May 20 2022:
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Opening Ceremony of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Harley Davidson of Jackson
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, is open to the public 24 hours a day from May 21, 11:30am to May 24th 2:00pm.
Trail of Honor Event Dates
Saturday, May 21 2022 open to public:
09:00 am – Opening ceremony of the Trail of Honor to include recognition of the Gold Star Families.
09:00 am to 5:00pm Trail of Honor
08:00 am to 4:00pm Aviation Trail of Honor, Bruce Campbell Airport CAF Facebook for more details.
Sunday, May 22 2022, open to public:
11:00am to 5:00pm Trail of Honor
Trail Of Honor Flyers
Monday, May 23 2022
11:30 am – 01:30 pm – Run for the Wall ceremony
Event Admission & Fees
Free Admittance and Free Parking
Trail of Honor:
Aviation Trail of Honor, plane rides for sale, see CAF Flyer for charge per person.
Safety, Event is Handicap Accessible:
No Pets Allowed
Recommend ear plugs for battle reenactments and flights at both locations.
- Talk to living historians and see encampments representing each American War from French and Indian War to the current War on Terrorism
- See battlefield re-enactments of the Civil War and Vietnam War
- Meet Active duty veterans of the present war in Afghanistan
- See Military armor and aerial displays/flyovers
- Ride in a Huey Helicopter with the veterans and aircraft that made history
- Meet Military heroes: Medal of Honor recipients, Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen, ex-POW’s from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War
- Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will be performing Flyovers in airworthy warplanes from the past
- See the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Volunteer or Sponsor
Please contact David McElroy (601) 372-5770.