Run for the Wall returns to Rainelle



(Photo courtesy MM Photography)
A scene from last year’s Run For The Wall in Rainelle.

Run For The Wall (RFTW) will arrive 400 motorcycles strong via US Route 60 at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

After parading through town, RFTW will stop for the 29th year in a row at Rainelle Elementary School to reunite with the school children and community who mean so much to RFTW. After lunch, a presentation and memorial ceremony will occur at the school.  RFTW’s arrival also kicks-off LZ Rainelle “West Virginia’s Veterans Reunion” weekend in Rainelle. Please come and show your support.

Run For The Wall is an annual motorcycle ride with veterans, friends, and family riding across the United States to accomplish their mission:

  • 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.

Run For The Wall begins on May 17 in Ontario, CA, and culminates with participation in Rolling Thunder’s “Ride For Freedom” in Washington, DC, on May 28. Riders also lay a wreath on May 27 at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.