Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run- California to Washington DC

Amazing to have a group riding across the country to arrive in DC for Memorial Day.  I'm sure this group will also be part of the annual Rolling Thunder rally that takes place on May 26, 2013.


Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run-California to Washington DC


May 15-26, 2013 riding across the USA


Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run- California to Washington DCRun For The Wall organization recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation. Veterans of recent conflicts and those currently on active duty are especially welcome to join us as they ride for those who cannot.

Hundreds of veterans and military supporters have arrived in Rancho Cucamonga for the 25th annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride to Washington D.C. in honor and remembrance of military prisoners of war and those missing and killed in action.

Remember our MIA's & Veterans Bike Run- California to Washington DC

The run is to raise public awareness toward helping pushing the government to locate, identify and relocate the bodies of service members killed in action and still unaccounted for in places like Vietnam and Korea, organizers said.


Registration for the event is in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn and will meet up at the JCPenney parking lot at Victoria Gardens on Wednesday morning for a dramatic departure at approx. 8:00 am.


The 10-day ride is a dramatic sight for anyone coming upon the motorcade. Two groups of about 500 to 600 riders start off on either route that will travel through the southern and central states. From end to end, each rider motorcade can be up to 5 miles long. There are two routes east, both beginning from Rancho Cucamonga, with about 30 riders to a "platoon" and about a 150 feet gap between platoons.


Both groups will unite as one in Virginia and arrive in Washington D.C. on Friday, May 24. A portion will be able to attend a ceremony at the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ on May 25. The riders will also gather together at the Lincoln Memorial and walk to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


The ride honors American military prisoners of war, and those killed and missing in action during war. Many who ride are Vietnam veterans. The event was started by Vietnam veterans to honor service members in that conflict, but today, the event honors military members from all conflicts. Participants have also served in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and others are active duty personnel, friends and family members.


 Between the Korean, Vietnam and WWII Wars, there are still approximately 84,000 MIA’s. Awareness may keep the government searching for the MIA’s to bring them home and give them a proper burial.


For more information, go to: www.rftw.org. You can follow the groups on-line across the county to Washington DC.

Authors Comments:  I am the daughter of an Air Force Veteran who proudly served in WWII and the Korean War for 28 years. My parents are buried at the Riverside National Cemetary. ©Let's unite and try to bring more veterans home so they can also have a honorable burial.©
©I have been to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC and it was a very moving event for me.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsCindy Jones • May 14 2013 06:37PM


You always consistently select good military reblogs to post on AR.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 5 years ago

As a veteran, as a Realtor, as an American - what a great way to remember.

Posted by Royce Dean Vanderpool, GKC, RMC, REOS, CIAS, BPOR - Principal Broker (Devan Realty & Development Corporation) almost 5 years ago

Hi Cindy,

We must all do what we can to support our fallen men. This organization gathers a lot of support and publicity and with many others like it, perhaps the govt will continue to look. I recently read watched a show on TV where a veteran who has felt awful ever since the war was over and tracks down documents, goes to Asia and has helped recover quite a few soldiers and bring their remains home. I cannot remember his name but he is a good man.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) almost 5 years ago

What a great even this is, I actually know a couple of vets that participated. Anything that we can do to assist our vets must be done.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

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