The 27th Annual “Run for the Wall” left Ontario, CA this past Wednesday, May 13 with hundreds of motorcycle riders separating into three routes: Central, Midway and Southern. All three routes will finish the pilgrimage in Washington, D.C. at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, May 23 (the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend).
The “Central” route will be making stops in Goodland and Oakley this weekend.
Saturday, the riders are expected to arrive in Goodland around 5:45PM (Mountain time), where they will be served dinner at the Armory. The public is welcome to come visit with the participants.
Sunday, breakfast will be served, again at the Armory, and a non-denominational church service will be held. Following a rider’s meeting, the group will follow a parade route out of town around 8:00AM (Mountain Time) and move on a fuel stop at Exit 70 in Oakley about 10:30AM (Central Time).
The 10-day ride aims to bring awareness about prisoners of war and service members missing in action, promote healing for veterans, support military personnel and honor the memories of those who were killed in action. The motto: “We ride for those who can’t.”
Stops are made at schools and cities across the nation. Many of the riders will lay flowers or pictures at the foot of the Vietnam Memorial for their loved ones or friends, and many will participate in Rolling Thunder, a motorcycle caravan, on Memorial Day.
For more information on this event, visit rftw.org.