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 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. 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.

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.

Trail of Honor Map


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
10.  Calvary
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
23.  Korea
24.  Vietnam
25.  Hanoi Hilton
26.  Vietnam Wall
27.  Desert Storm
28.  “The First to Fall”
29.  USS Mississippi (SSN 782)
30.  Armor Displays


This is one of the most patriotic events I’ve ever attended! Every war is represented and they do so beautifully. I highly recommend this to everyone. There are more real live America heroes in this room than I have ever seen anywhere!

Glenda Sisk - Jackson, MS

The Trail of Honor allows you and your young ones to meet history, face to face. The trail winds through just about every military event in our country's history beginning with the French/Indian wars; takes you through the Civil War; WWI and WWII, Vietnam (with an exact replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall); all the way into modern conflicts and wars. Cost? Nothing, this is a free event open to everyone. Just can't say enough good about Earl and the folks at Harley-Davidson of Jackson that organize and put this on

Tom Jeffery - Jackson, MS

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 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