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Run for Wall riders expected Tuesday

Riders with the 27th annual Run for the Wall will pass through Corydon on Tuesday to the Harrison County Fairgrounds, where they will have a dinner and a ceremony.
The riders will be escorted from the Interstate 64 exit by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. to the fairgrounds. Their expected arrival time is 6:30 p.m.
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.
Several organizations, including local veterans groups, will pitch in to help with any needs the riders might have during their overnight stay in Corydon.
Run for the Wall was founded in 1989 by Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans. The two traveled across America on motorcycles promoting their message through local radio, TV and newspapers. 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. The need to spread awareness still exists today as wars continue.
Riders range from age 8 to 80 and include veterans and active military personnel as well as friends, family and other supporters. Their goal is to promote healing among all veterans and their family and friends. Participants travel across the United States on a 10-day journey which concludes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Sunday evening before Memorial Day. There are additional activities during Memorial Day weekend at the site, and the events conclude with a final Rolling Thunder Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 24. The parade consists of more than 350,000 motorcycles that parade from the Pentagon parking lots through downtown Washington, ending at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
For more information about the Run for the Wall, visit online at www.rftw.org. For up to date information on arrival time, visit www.thisisindiana.org, www.facebook.com/ThisIsIndiana or call 812-738-2138.

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