A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Hebron, Indiana over the weekend to celebrate the grand opening of the Veterans Memorial Trail.
The ceremony took place on Saturday, June 6th, and opened the .9 mile, asphalt, multi-use trail to the public.
“Trails like this one are building a higher quality of place and space, connecting communities, and giving us another reason to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise,” said Governor Eric Holcomb to Post News.
“We are proud to partner with you to complete this important trail project. And you should be proud, too, as one of the very first Next Level Trails projects to open. Today is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day and it’s also National Trails Day, so I can’t think of a better time to open this trail dedicated to our veterans.”
The construction of Hebron’s first trail was funded by a $302,956 Next Level Trails grant and is part of efforts to connect Hebron to nearby Crown Point along Highway 231, also known as Veterans Memorial Parkway. The initiative also plans to eventually construct a Northwest Indiana Middle East Memorial dedicated to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan along the trail route.