Pulaski County Tourism Bureau -Supporting the Mission
Pulaski County USA has a vast military history. In 1940, the county became home to Ft. Leonard Wood, one of the largest military bases in the country. Supporting and honoring our country’s military and their families is an integral part of our local spirit and heritage. Each day, America’s military men and women are welcomed and embraced by Pulaski Countians.
Ft. Leonard Wood and Pulaski County are both home to many recipients of the Purple Heart, one of the highest military merits to recognize wounded warriors. To recognize those recipients, Pulaski is the first county in Missouri designated as a Purple Heart county. Receiving the Purple Heart designation expresses the desire of the county to remember and recognize veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal and is another indicator of the prevalent patriotism that runs deep in Pulaski County USA.
This unique asset, combined with our central location, first class military museums, natural scenic beauty and welcoming atmosphere, gives Pulaski County USA unparalleled advantages as an ideal site for a military reunion. We are excited to offer our complimentary services and expertise in planning your military reunion. Our Reunion Specialist will assist your group with many aspects of the planning process to ensure a memorable and successful event.
• Ft. Leonard Wood POC and Tour Coordination
• Lodging and dining bids
• Customized itinerary planning
• Spouse itinerary options
• Facility needs
• Site inspections
• Welcome receptions
• Airport information
• Specialty items/Photographers
Contact me today to plan your next reunion in Pulaski County USA!
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
1.877.858.8687 or 573.336.6355
Karen Hood, CTIS
About The Purple Heart Trail in Missouri-The designation follows legislative action which made Missouri’s entire sections of Interstate 44 and 70 a Purple Heart Trail. 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 Sister Cities of St. Robert and Waynesville, gateways to Fort Leonard Wood, have both been designated as Purple Heart Cities on the Purple Heart Trail. Crocker, in the northern part of Pulaski County, a Frisco Railroad boomtown, has also been designated as a Purple Heart City.
History was made June 3, 2013 when Disabled American Veterans Harry L Herron Chapter No 49 was recognized as a Purple Heart Supportive Chapter by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. D.A.V. Chapter 49 becomes the first service chapter to receive this designation nationwide.