North Texas law enforcement agencies and fire departments are participating in the 13th annual Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade on Wednesday.
The recipients will fly into DFW International Airport, and the motorcade will take them to their destination in Gainesville.
The motorcade, which will leave the airport between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and will include several public safety agencies.
Citizens traveling along the motorcade route should be aware of traffic delays that could occur.
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Public safety agencies have requested that citizens be aware of the motorcade and pull to the right lanes when approached from behind.
Some parts of Highways 183, 360, 114, and 121, as well as access points along I-35W and I-35E, may be temporarily shut down as agencies work to get the motorcade onto the roadway and escort the medal recipients to Gainesville.
Medal of Honor recipients have received the nation's highest military award for valor.
Denton County agencies help coordinate the motorcade to safely transport the veterans and their families to Gainesville.
"There are 67 Medal of Honor recipients that are alive in the US today," said Denton County Constable Danny Fletcher. "Ten will be here with us today so this is a great opportunity for all of Texas, particularly North Texas, to come out and wish them – rather – show them our debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made."
The city of Gainesville hosts a yearly event recognizing these heroes with a parade, dinner and other special events. Since 2001, the city has hosted 56 Medal of Honor recipients.
The full list of departments and agencies participating in the motorcade is available online.