For the 28th year, a group of motorcycle riders will be making a stop in Wentzville to visit the nation’s first Vietnam Memorial before continuing on a 10-day journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
More than 400 motorcycles that are taking part in this year’s Run for the Wall are expected in arrive in Wentzville tonight, Monday, May 23, between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. They will be welcomed at VFW post 5327, located at 1414 Highway Z.
The public is encouraged to attend and greet them. Parking is available at Wentzville Community Church. Drivers in the area at that time can expect delays, and the VFW post appreciates the courtesy and thoughtfulness that Wentzville residents have shown to the riders.
On Tuesday morning, the riders will make their way to the Vietnam Memorial, next to Firehouse #1 on West Pearce Boulevard, for a ceremony before they are once again on their way.
Run for the Wall began in 1989 when a group of about 20 people made the first trip across the United States. The group’s Wentzville stop has been part of the event since the very first year. The 10-day trip ends at the Lincoln Memorial, and the participants then walk to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for a ceremony.