Luminaries to Honor Fallen Civil War Soldiers

This Saturday Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will hold its 7th annual Memorial Luminary Driving tour honoring those soldiers who fought during the Civil War. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with organizers of the event and has this report.

Two-thousand five-hundred and thirty-nine luminaries line a five-mile path at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Each one honors a soldier who went missing, was wounded, or died on August 10th, 1861. The event is held each year allowing visitors to drive through the lighted path, and enjoy a few historical holiday traditions. Ted Hillmer is the park superintendent for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

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