The Bud and Dorie Day Patriots’ Trail is officially open in Ft. Walton Beach.
The trail is named in honor of Vietnam War hero Col. Bud Day, who died in July of 2013 at the age of 88, and his wife Dorie. It winds down Staff Drive, Nebraska Avenue, and California Drive and features 16 historical markers comprised of information highlighting their life together.
There’s a marker detailing Bud’s childhood, another on how he met the woman who would become the love of his life.