Monday, October 15, 2018

The 2018 Medal of Honor Motorcade is Coming Through Southlake

The 2018 Medal of Honor Motorcade Escort is coming through Southlake on Wednesday, April 4.
 
Please expect traffic delays on Westbound SH114 during the evening commute as several law enforcement agencies and North Texas Motorcycle Clubs will be escorting American Heroes to the Medal of Honor events in Gainesville, Texas.
 
The motorcade will begin at the DFW airport at approximately 5:00 pm, travel through Southlake and end in Gainesville Wednesday evening.  Please note that times are approximate and may change due to incoming flight arrivals of multiple honorees to DFW.
Southlake Police and Fire will show their support for the honorees in several ways.  Our Police Honor Guard will take part in the 21-gun salute, prior to the motorcade leaving.  Southlake’s Traffic Division will be riding in the motorcade and patrol elements will shut down the freeway entrance ramps prior to the motorcade passing through.  Surrounding cities will do the same.  Southlake Fire will show their respect by parking a fire engine on the Carroll Bridge and draping American flags from it.

Southlake citizens line the highway in 2017 to cheer on the Medal of Honor award winners.

 Members of the community are invited to line the Carroll bridge with American flags, signs, and posters to welcome these heroes to town.  In the past, Southlake Fire has closed the “Texas turnaround” on the Carroll bridge for pedestrians to have a safe area to cheer and observe while not having to worry about traffic.  If the area appears too crowded, please note there are other bridges in nearby Trophy Club or Roanoke to honor these heroes.
 
The Medal of Honor Host City, Gainesville, will celebrate and recognize veterans from both World War II and the Vietnam War at a parade on Saturday, April 7th.
For more information about the parade and activities planned in Gainesville, please visit their website at: http://www.medalofhonorhostcity.com/
 
We will update our social media accounts with any new information as it is known.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.  Please also note that parking alongside the shoulder of Highway 114 is not allowed, and vehicles must be moved before the motorcade can come through.  The best place for viewing the procession is on an overpass over the freeway.
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