The Annual Medal of Honor Ride rolls through the City of Southlake this Wednesday, April 9th, from 3:30pm-5:00pm.
This year 32 law enforcement agencies and 16 fire departments from North Texas will assist in honoring and escorting 22 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to Gainesville, Texas.
The motorcade will also include motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard, Christian Motorcycle Association, the Blue Knights and the Southlake Police Department and Fire Rehab. The escort will depart from the staging area at 2870 East 14th St., in Irving [off of SH 114 and Freeport near the airport (Dallas County Community College Campus)], and follow a route to State Highway 114 westbound, to I35W northbound, to I35 northbound, to Gainesville, Texas.
As in years past, the Southlake Fire Department and the Grapevine Fire Department will lower a large U.S. flag between two fire engines on top of the Carroll Ave. bridge to honor these recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor as they pass underneath the bride along HWY 114. Chief Mike Starr said, “It’s an honor for us to play a small role in showing our gratitude and appreciation for these Medal of Honor recipients. They are all heroes in our eyes.”
The motorcade is an expression of the great gratitude we have for these living heroes from World War II through Afghanistan.
We anticipate the escort to depart the staging area between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM, depending on the arrival of the last recipient at DFW Airport. Be advised that the caravan honoring these heroes may cause some delays in traffic along the route. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.