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 10, 2019 - 8:00am to May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

    White-Pool House
    112 E Murphy St
    Odessa  Texas  79761
    United States

    Join us along the Texas Pecos Trail Region as we travel along the 624 mile trail that Governor Connally started in 1968 to recognize rural Texas. We will drive the original trail just like they did in 1968. 

  • Memorial Day Ceremony in Ozona

    May 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Crockett County Veteran’s Memorial Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Intersection of Quail Run & TX Hwy 163 S.
    Ozona  Texas  76943
    United States

    Each year Ozona's citizens stop to remember the fallen veterans who have served in our military services. This solemn ceremony is held each year at the Veteran's Memorial at the Cedar Hill Cemetery south of Ozona at Quail Run and S. Hwy...