For the last several years, between 300 and 400 motorcycles travel through Missouri on their way to Washington D.C. for the Run for the Wall event.
The group left Rancho Cucamonga, California on May 15th
This motorcycle pack ride takes place each year between the second Wednesday of May and Memorial Day.
The mission of this ride is to promote healing among veterans and their families and friends, to call for an account of ALL Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA), and to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA).
Saline County Sheriff Wally George encourages residents to come out and show their support for these men and women.
“It’s a great thing to see. That many folks side by side and you’re seeing motorcycles on the horizon as far as you can see from those overpasses,” said George. “And anybody in Carroll County, Lafayette and Saline county, we would love to have folks come out and greet ‘em and give them a salute as they go by. Bring your flag!”
George encourages anyone who would love to come and show their support to park on the overpasses along I-70 or on the outer roads. It is not advised to sit along I-70.
Click below to listen to Sheriff Wally George talk with KMZU’s Mandy Young about this event.
On Monday, May 19, 2014 the group will be traveling through Kansas City on I-70. They will stop for fuel and lunch in Concordia around noon and leave there around 1:45 p.m. The American Legion will provide lunch at the Concordia City Park.
After leaving Concordia they will continue on to Wentzville, Mo where they will spend the night. The group is expected to arrive in Wentzville around 5:15 p.m. and they will have a police escorted parade through town. There will be welcoming ceremonies take place at the Wentzville VFW Post 5327.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. the group will visit the first Vietnam Memorial in the country, which I located in Wentzville.