The Military Vehicle Preservation Association strives to keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive by retracing the famous 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy Route – along the Bankhead Highway. The convoy launched from Washington DC on September 19th. The trip is scheduled for 29-days from Washington DC, through Paris, Texas and Greenville on to an overnight encampment in Farmersville on Saturday night October 3rd. The convoy will pass through Greenville Saturday morning. The convoy will have the support of local, county and State Law Enforcement agencies along the route.
The convoy supports the national effort of the “Spirit of 45” non-profit group with its mission to preserve the legacy of the men and women of the Greatest Generation so that their example of courage and personal sacrifice, a “can-do” attitude, and service to home and community can inspire Americans to come together to meet the historic challenges of today.
Sandy Buford relays “ I just watched the convoy pass through Holly Springs, Mississippi. I got chill bumps as the convoy rolled by. I wish everybody could have seen what I did”. Detailed route plans with rest, lunch and overnight stops can be found on Facebook at MVPA Convoys. Let’s turn out Cooper, Commerce, Greenville and Floyd.