The veterans’ motorcycling organization Run for the Wall will pass through downtown Corydon on Tuesday on the way to the Harrison County Fairgrounds for dinner and a ceremony.
The riders are on a 10-day journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where they will convene with other participating motorcyclists from across the country.
Harrison County residents and visitors are invited to welcome the motorcyclists by lining the sidewalks of Capitol Avenue in downtown Corydon. The group’s expected arrival time is approximately 5:30 p.m. Updates on the event will be posted on the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook page as they are made available or call 1-888-738-2137 for more information.
The riders will be escorted through downtown Corydon from Interstate 64 exit 105 by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept.
Several organizations, including local veterans’ groups, are assisting with any needs the riders might have during their stay in Corydon. The Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide the Run for the Wall participants a grab-and-go breakfast next Wednesday morning before they continue their ride.
Currently, there are 472 riders registered for Run for the Wall’s central route, which passes through Corydon, and they plan to meet with an additional 1,000 or more riders from three other routes in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 26.
Run for the Wall was founded in 1989 by Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans. The two traveled across America on motorcycles promoting their message through local radio, TV and newspapers. Their purpose was to provide facts regarding the thousands of men and women still unaccounted for from all wars. They sought to honor the memory of those killed in action and support military personnel. The riders include veterans and active military personnel as well as friends, family and other supporters. Their goal is to promote healing among all veterans and their family and friends.
There are additional activities during Memorial Day weekend at the site and the events conclude with a final Rolling Thunder Parade in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, May 28. The parade consists of more than 350,000 motorcycles that parade from the Pentagon parking lots, through downtown Washington, ending at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
For more information on the Run for the Wall, visit www.rftw.org.
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