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City of Fort Walton beach moves ahead on plans to honor Colonel Bud Day
FORT WALTON BEACH --- The city of Fort Walton Beach is moving ahead with plans to create a trail in memory of a military hero.
Colonel Bud Day was a Prisoner of War in Vietnam and later, he was a champion for veterans' rights.
He died in July.
Last night council members approved a design for the Bud and Doris Day Patriots Trail off Iowa Drive.
Colonel Day was born in Iowa.
The Chamber of Commerce will spearhead fundraising for the project and they hope to break ground on Day's birthday February 24th.