Veterans Day Luminary Trail

Veterans Day Luminary Trail

Mainspring of Ephrata’s Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will continue the tradition they began on Veterans Day 2014 and will host a moving Luminary Tribute to those who died in combat while serving our country.
November 11th, 2019
Winters Leadership Memorial & Rail Trail


Approximately 400 luminaries will be placed at the site of Ephrata’s Veterans Plaza and along the Winters Memorial Trail.  The luminaries, each representing a donation made to date toward the Veterans Plaza / Winters Leadership Memorial project, will honor the nearly 850,000 men and women who have given their lives in combat since the Revolutionary War.

The Luminary Tribute will begin at sunset on Monday, November 11 and will conclude at 9 p.m. when the trail closes. Admission is free and open to all. Visitors are welcome to walk through the rows of lights.  The trail will be illuminated with the help of community volunteers, including members of a local Boy Scouts troop.  Additionally, the students from Fulton Elementary School will place mini flags on the trail and Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company will be supporting the event by flying an American Flag over the trail via one of their ladder trucks.

Patriotic music, provided by Roger Fitzwater and Woodcrest Audio, will set the appropriate tone and a vintage WWII jeep provided by Barry Welsh will also be on display.

Food trucks will be on-site also.