VFW Welcomes 'Run for the Wall' Riders

The VFW provides fuel for nearly 400 riders

Today, staff members of the VFW National Headquarters joined local VFW members in Concordia, Mo., to pay tribute to motorcyclists participating in the annual cross-country “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride. 

Nearly 400 riders made a pit stop for fuel in Concordia on their annual journey to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor veterans of past and current wars. The VFW was on-hand to cover the cost of filling each biker's tank, totaling more than $1,900 in support.  

"Sponsoring the fuel stop is a great opportunity to connect with veterans and show them that we not only appreciate their service, but also support their mission. A mission that promotes healing among veterans, calls for the accounting of all POW/MIAs, honors the memory of those killed in action and supports our military personnel all over the world,” says Bob Crider, VFW director of membership.

Residents of Concordia, also joined in to show their appreciation for the riders during the stop. They lined the streets with flags and cheered as the riders entered town, and  provided the riders with  lunch at a local park before seeing them off.