Friday, June 21, 2024

Medal of Honor motorcade to travel through Denton County

The annual trek of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients through Denton County will take place on Wednesday afternoon.

Each spring, the city of Gainesville, north of Denton County, hosts a program in honor of Medal of Honor recipients, who fly into DFW Airport and then are escorted by vehicle up to Gainesville. A historic number of public safety agencies will participate in the motorcade, which is expected to stretch 8-9 miles long with more than 550 vehicles participating.

The motorcade will affect travel in southern Denton County late Wednesday afternoon. The Medal of Honor recipients will leave DFW Airport between 3-5 p.m. and follow a route up Hwy 121 to Hwy 114, west to I-35W, and north on I-35 to Gainesville. Many access points along the route will be shut down to keep the route clear for the motorcade.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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