Run for the Wall Riders Pass Through Fountain


People gathered along US 85/87 in Fountain Saturday to support the riders in this year's Run For The Wall.

The riders started in California and are making their way across the country to honor veterans.

The ten day trip ends at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. the Sunday before Memorial Day.

More than 350,000 riders are expected to take part in the Rolling Thunder Parade Sunday. The route takes riders from the Pentagon, through downtown Washington, and ends at the Wall.

According to the group's website, the event started in 1989 with two Vietnam veterans who rode across the country on motorcycles.

The group strives to "promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world," according to the website.

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