JEFFERSON CITY – Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and other veterans will gather at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the State Capitol to designate Interstates 70 and 44 in Missouri as the Purple Heart Trail. The ceremony will take place on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives.
The Purple Heart Trail is a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that pay tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.
Who: Carl Dietrich, U.S. Navy (retired), Purple Heart Trail Coordinator
Clayton Jones, United States Army, Past National Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart
Charlie Denison, former state representative
Don Hillis, MoDOT Assistant Chief Engineer
What: Will unveil one of the memorial highway signs designating I-70 and I-44 as the Purple Heart Trail in Missouri.
When: 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 6
Where: House Floor, State Capitol, Jefferson City, Mo.