People came from across the region to see Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail) aglow to honor our nation’s Veterans. Each individual luminary lining the greenway between Big Bend and Watson Road honored a favorite veteran, past or present. All proceeds benefited USA Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the practical and financial needs of current and recently discharged military personnel and their families.
The event kicked off with a trumpet reveille followed by a flag ceremony and the Star-Spangled Banner. People explored the greenway and then warmed up at one of several bonfires on the Sappington House Grounds. Others sipped hot chocolate and spiced cider in the Barn Restaurant at Sappington House. Entertainment was provided by local girl scout carolers. The 620th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and Crestwood Fire Department had a fire truck and armored vehicles on display for tours and photos. Even Santa Claus stopped by to see the glowing greenway and to visit with children. Plans are already in the works for the 5th Annual Night of Lights in December 2017!