On Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23, Run for the Wall will make its annual stop in Wentzville on its way to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
On their way to the nation’s capital, the motorcyclists will stop at the nation’s first Vietnam War Memorial in Wentzville to honor those who served.
More than 400 motorcyclists are expected to arrive in town on Monday, May 22, at approximately 5 p.m., and will proceed to the VFW on Route Z.
Then, at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, participants will arrive at the Vietnam War Memorial at 203 W. Pearce Blvd., in historic downtown Wentzville.
“We are excited to once again welcome these riders to Wentzville,” said Mayor Nick Guccione. “And we cannot wait to share the newly expanded and renovated memorial with them.”
The Vietnam War Memorial in Wentzville was recently renovated to include a rock wall and landscaping, seating, lighting, and an ADA-accessible ramp. The memorial, which is situated in the heart of downtown Wentzville, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The renovations began in February of 2017, after Wentzville’s Board of Aldermen voted to spend board contingency funds on the expansion project.
To learn more about RFTW, please visit www.rftw.us.
Please note: Intermittent closures may be necessary as drivers enter the city on May 22. Additionally, Pearce Boulevard will be closed behind City Hall from Allen Street to Linn Street for a short time during the ceremony on May 23.