Homegrown Hero’s Walking Trail

The City of Gainesville recognizes the Medal of Honor Recipients by having the Parks & Recreation Department plant live red oak trees for each Recipient on their first visit to Gainesville. There will be a dedication of newly-planted trees on the Friday April 9th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend this short program at Gainesville’s Home Grown Hero Walking Trail.

Directions:  Enter on Main Street between Lindsay and Denison streets or you can access the trail at midway points at Garnett and Taylor. The trail is accessible to the disabled at Howeth and Moss streets. 

Medal of Honor Host City 2021 Schedule

Wednesday April 7


Saturday April 10

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It is with deep regret that we are canceling/postponing this years Medal of Honor Host City Program event. Due to the coronavirus, our city has limited group gatherings to 50 or less people for the next 8 weeks. Our guest list alone exceeds that in every portion of our event, therefore we are going to follow this guidance and cancel the event scheduled for April 15-19,2020.
We will be meeting soon to make a decision on how to proceed forward. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your support and patronage.