Besides raising public awareness of POW/MIA issues, and about those killed in action in all of America’s wars, the group hopes to provide a time of healing and reflection to Vietnam-era veterans, as well as veterans and family and friends of veterans from every war, including recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the site says.
They don’t make speeches or hold demonstrations to raise awareness, they just ride, the site says.
The group is open to veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other recent conflicts, and friends and family of the veterans, the site says.
Run for the Wall began in 1989 when Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans traveled on motorcycles across the U.S., according to the site, and talked to radio and TV stations and newspapers about the thousands of men and women still listed as missing in action or as prisoners of war.
More information is available at www.rftw.org.