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'Run for Wall' riders to arrive Tuesday


May 14, 2014 | 10:01 AM

The 26th annual Run for the Wall is scheduled to ride into Corydon on Tuesday evening at about 6:30. The riders will be escorted from Interstate 64 at the Corydon exit by the Harrison County Sheriff's Dept.

Residents and visitors are asked to show their support by lining the sidewalks of Capitol Avenue to greet the riders as they parade through town to the Harrison County Fairgrounds, where they will have a dinner and ceremony.

Several organizations, including local veterans groups, will pitch in to help with any needs the riders might have during their stay in Corydon.

Run for the Wall was founded in 1989 by Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans, who traveled across America on motorcycles promoting their message. Their purpose was to provide facts regarding the thousands of men and women still unaccounted for from all wars. They sought to honor the memory of those killed in action and support military personnel.

As wars rage on, the need to spread awareness still exists today, and the Run tradition continues each May. Riders range from age 8 to 80 and include veterans and active military personnel as well as friends, family and other supporters.

The participants travel across the United States on a 10-day journey that concludes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Sunday evening before Memorial Day.

There are additional activities Memorial Day weekend at the site that concludes with a final Rolling Thunder Parade — with more than 350,000 motorcycles — in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

For more information about the Run for the Wall, visit www.rftw.org. For up-to-date information about arrival time in Corydon, visit www.thisisindiana.org, www.facebook.com/ThisIsIndiana or call 812-738-2138.

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