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Run for the Wall in Mt. Vernon May 21

May 21st Run for the Wall to Cause Extra Traffic in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL, April 25- Broadway Street will experience an influx of traffic on Tuesday, May 21st as more than 500 motorcyclists proceed through Mt. Vernon as part of the 31st Annual Run for the Wall Ride. The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes such as Veteran’s Memorial Drive between 12-1p.m. as riders will be exiting the interstate off exit 95, fueling up at Huck’s on 34th and Broadway, staging, and proceeding to the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport for a donated luncheon. If travel can be avoided during that time, the public is encouraged to line Broadway Street with flags and other signs of appreciation to cheer on the bikers as they ride across town.

Bikers across the nation assemble annually for the Run for the Wall ride that promotes healing among veterans, calls for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), honors the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA), and supports our military personnel all over the world. The ride begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Mt. Vernon is their only stop in Illinois.