Trail of Honor dedicated to veterans

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Springfield, Mo. People plan to gather this afternoon to at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery to dedicate a 1,700 foot section of the Trail of Honor along the James River.

It's been five years in the making and needed legislative approval to build the section being dedicated.

It's one part of a much larger vision with plans to develop a greenway system along the James River.

The plan is for the trail to connect to the Galloway Greenways System and a future vision of the Trail of Honor rolling into lake Springfield.

The Executive Director of Ozark Greenways says the Trail of Honor is unlike any other.

"We're hoping as you travel this section of trail that you understand the meaning of the ground you're on pass through this 1,700 feet of trail with respect, with honor, and even with silence," Terry Whaley, Executive Director of Ozark Greenways, said. It's not that hard to turn off your radios and your head buds and your bike bells for 1,700 feet and reflect the land that you're crossing."

The dedication starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

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