August 12, 2023
Veterans in Defense of Liberty’s® Liberty Riders of America™ Cav Division is hosting the Fifth Annual Missouri Vietnam Wall Run™. This FREE veterans statewide motorcycle event will be held on Friday – National POW/MIA Recognition Day – and Saturday, September 15 and 16 and will honor America’s fallen in Vietnam revered on the “Wall”, as well as our POW/MIA’s.
During the inaugural 2019 Wall Run Program, Governor Mike Parson presented a proclamation recognizing the Vietnam Wall Run as “The Official Annual Ride of Remembrance in Missouri.”
This multi-statewide motorcycle run will ride to the veterans’ memorial event and the Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Perryville (with the only identical Sister Wall to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C.). A ceremony will take place Saturday with featured keynote speaker will be Retired Colonel John Clark, who flew over sixty successful missions in North Vietnam and was a POW at Hanoi Hilton. The group is also honored to have special guest, Retired Colonel Jack Jackson, Famed Harrier Pilot in the Vietnam War.
“The Saluting Marine,” Veteran Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, USMC will, join us again this year as a special guest. Chambers is well known to the world for standing at attention for hours during the Rolling Thunder event held each Memorial Day weekend in Washington D.C. as a demonstration supporting the need for accountability of America’s POW/MIA.
Missouri Vietnam Wall Run will join with Bikers on the Square for Veterans bike rally on the Perryville town square, which offers incredible free live music, veterans’ events, food, and vendors. Perryville and Bikers on the Square will turn out for a patriotic welcome to Missouri Vietnam Wall Run on Saturday during an exciting motorcycle Parade of Honor escorted by Law Enforcement motorcycles and with The Saluting Marine standing at attention at the town square.
Kansas City route meets at 11:30 a.m. at QuikTrip in Harrisonville on Thursday, September 14.
Springfield route will meet at Mike’s Unique’s at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15.
St. Louis route will meet at VFW Post 2593 in Arnold at 9 a.m.on Saturday, September 16.
Illinois route meets at Red Rooster, Olney, Illinois at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15.
Rendezvous of all riders who would like to participate will be Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m. at Fredericktown City Hall (124 W Main St.) for an incredible group, law enforcement led Parade of Honor to Perryville Veterans Memorial Wall.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, and participation in this event is free. For updates and more information, go to www.missourivietnamwallrun.org, the Missouri Vietnam Wall Run Facebook page, or call 573-915-2437.