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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Military History


Audie Murphy statue, Greenville
Audie Murphy statue, Greenville

"COME AND TAKE IT!"

Texans have seen their share of the battlefield. The Mexican War for Independence, the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, the U.S.-Mexico War, two World Wars, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the wars in the Middle East, even the Cold War; all have left their mark on the men and women of Texas. We commemorate their courage and sacrifice with monuments and museums throughout the state. From the preservation of the Alamo to the Wounded Warriors project, we honor our victors as well as our fallen. We also indulge our compact with warcraft-the planes, ships, tanks, armor, guns, bombs, drones, and ammunition that comprise the tools of war. The USS Lexington, the aircraft Nose Art collection at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, and the National Museum of the Pacific War are but a few in a long list of institutions dedicated to exploring and explaining the consequences of confronting enemies on the battlefield. They also provide an important reminder of what happens when we go to war. World War ll veterans, members of the "Greatest Generation," remind us of the why.



Upcoming Events

  • Crowd at Air Show

    September 22, 2018 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

    Terrell Municipal Airport
    400 E. British Flying School Blvd
    Terrell  Texas  75160
    United States

    The Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly In, benefiting the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Terrell Municipal Airport, just north of IH 20 on SH 34.