Texas Pecos Trail Region

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

Military History

Audie Murphy statue, Greenville
Audie Murphy statue, Greenville


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

  • May 19, 2017 - 9:00am to May 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Fort Lancaster
    629 Fort Lancaster Road
    Sheffield  Texas  79781
    United States

    A Living History event with special focus on Armed Forces Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Lancaster.

  • Remembering Crockett County Veterans Exhibit at the Crockett County Museum in Ozona, TX

    November 1, 2017 (All day) to December 7, 2017 (All day)

    Crockett County Museum
    404 11th St.
    Ozona, TX  Texas  76943
    United States

    Each year, the Crockett County Museum in Ozona, TX, honors our veterans both past and present with an exhibit featuring photos, artifacts and memorabilia submitted by local families. Hundreds of photos and other items dating back to the Civil War...