National “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride to stop in Mt. Verno - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

National “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride to stop in Mt. Vernon, IL

The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride will stop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Mt. Vernon Convention and Vistors Bureau) The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride will stop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Mt. Vernon Convention and Vistors Bureau)
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride will stop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m.

It is the 30th year the city will welcome the riders. More than 500 bikers will proceed from Broadway to Mt. Vernon Outland Airport for a donated lunch.

The public is asked to come out support the bikers with flags and signs.

The ride begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Mt. Vernon is the only stop in Illinois.

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The reason for the ride is to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), honors the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) and supports our military personnel all over the world.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to aid in donations towards fuel for the Run for the Wall riders.

Contact the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 618-242-3151 or tourism@mtvernon.com.

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