TOPEKA, Kan. -- Motorcyclist participating in the May 14- May 23, 'Run for the Wall' ride continued their voyage down I-70 Monday morning.
The Run for the Wall event describes its mission as follows:
To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends, to call for the accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA) to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.
Run for the Wall is celebrating its 25th year of riders starting in Los Angeles and ending at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where they lay wreaths just before Memorial Day.
At about 9:40 a.m., people in Topeka waved and saluted as the riders took off from there. There were reportedly about 300 riders.
The Missouri Highway Patrol was expected to provide an escort for the group at the Missouri state line, according to cjonline.com.
Frank Burkdoll, of Lyndon, salutes the riders as they take off. pic.twitter.com/1XX5xigI8y
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