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A Welcome Place in America's Heartland
Waynesville Designated As “Purple Heart City”
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Come on down to Pulaski County USA located in America’s Heartland! Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood, which for the longest time was nicknamed Fort Lost in the Woods. We may have that small town feel, but we are growing and trying to lose ...
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No Longer Lost in the Woods: Pulaski County USA
Come on down to Pulaski County USA located in America’s Heartland! Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood, which for the longest time was nicknamed Fort Lost in the Woods. We may have that small town feel, but we are growing and trying to lose that “lost” image! Join us every Thursday as we publish a new blog about all of the fun and exciting things we have to do in our unique little spot in Missouri!

Whether you are planning a family vacation, girls getaway, man-cation, attending a military graduation, or just passing by…we guarantee you will love it here! Our rich history and outdoorsy atmosphere makes for great adventures! Visit one of five Museums in the county, travel Route 66 and explore 33 original miles of the Mother Road, cool down on a fun float trip along the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers, fly fish in the Roubidoux our award winning trout stream, go scuba diving in our nationally recognized underwater cave or take an elevator up to the only restaurant in a cave in the world! We don’t lack on fun and interesting activities in our neck of the woods, so be sure to follow our blog and maybe you’ll want to come visit us some day! Hope to see ya soon!
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City of Waynesville, Mo Purple Heart City plaque.

City of Waynesville, Mo Purple Heart City plaque.



The City of Waynesville joined sister city, Saint Robert, as a Purple Heart City on March 21, 2013. Waynesville is now part of the Purple Heart Trail along Interstate 44. The City of Saint Robert became the first city on the Interstate 44 corridor to become a Purple Heart City on the Purple Heart Trail January 7, 2013.  Waynesville is the fifth city in Missouri to receive the Purple Heart City designation, joining in the states effort to honor those veterans who have been wounded or killed while in military service to our country. The declaration follows legislative action which made Missouri’s entire sections of Interstate 44 and 70 a Purple Heart Trail.

A Purple Heart City is a community with “great admiration and gratitude for the men and women who have served this country.”

Commander Everett Kelley, of Buffalo, and long-time Waynesville resident, SGM (Retired) Edgar Irizarry presented a flag and plaque to the City making that designation. Mayor Luge Hardman stated that the City is “honored to be included in this designation, as we honor the service of our valiant military.”  The City of Waynesville will proudly fly the Purple Heart flag on special days.

Ret SGM Edgar Izizarry and Commander Everett Kelley present the Purple Heart City flag to Waynesville Mayor, Luge Hardman. The flag will proudly be flown on special days.

Ret SGM Edgar Izizarry and Commander Everett Kelley present the Purple Heart City flag to Waynesville Mayor, Luge Hardman. The flag will proudly be flown on special days.



The Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The Purple Heart Trail originates in Mount Vernon, Va., and traverses the United States to California.

The designation of both St. Robert and Waynesville as Purple Heart Cities is another indicator of the prevalent patriotism that runs deep in Pulaski County USA.

www.purpleheart.org

www.waynesvillemo.org

www.pulaskicountyusa.com

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