While writing an article for a publication I freelance for, I had the privilege of meeting several riders on the Wentzville leg of the run on their journey to the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall in D.C. They ride for many purposes, and their mission is selfless. Barbara Bell rides in memory of her husband Christopher. Terri “Grumpy” rides for her son who has served in the military for 12 years. And “Skully” the Vietnam Vet from Australia loves being back in America with his allies, and believes the U.S. has great support for their troops.
Here’s a link to my newest Patch article Wentzville Opens Arms to Run for the Wall Motorcyclists Making Trek to Nation’s Capitol
Here’s poem I wrote. It is dedicated to the veteran motorcyclists and their families entitled
They come from all over
For the freedom of our nation,
And all wars,
For brothers and sisters
Like you and me,
From California to D.C.,
For school and hospital visits,
For children, spouses and friends,
For the memory of those
Killed in action,
Several hundred thousand strong,
And they ride.
At their final destination
At The Wall.