Sunday we had Run For The Wall here in Junction City. It was our first time attending. The boys are huge motorcycle fans. Figured it was free and a great way to welcome those who are honoring the Vietnam Vets who lost their lives. Not to mention another history lesson for Blake. He is our history buff. They start in Rancho, CA and end up in Washington DC. It was amazing.
We arrived early since the facebook page said for everyone to arrive at by 4 and honestly I wanted good parking. I have not been feeling my best. That’s a story for another day. Boys had their flags and hero shirts on. We were ready. The kids started getting hot and tired waiting around but then the bikes rolled in and attention came back to the reason we were sitting out there. Paul was in his glory as well. He has been wanting a bike for years. I am still hesitant but again a story for another day.
The Bikes roll in. Paul and Joe stood so they were more center staged than the boys and us. I am ok with that.
The boys stood and waved their flags. They cheered. They were suddenly excited about what was going on. After they got done parading in they parked their bikes. That allowed us to go and see them. Thank them for what they are doing. I think is amazing that they are traveling 2,597 miles from Cali to Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. I plan to go watch that one day. I can only imagine how moving it is there based on our experience here.
We got a chance to meet a man named Mr. Bettis I found his email and was able to send him the pictures of him and my sons. They were so thankful fur the chance to sit on his bike and hear his stories. Nathan promptly asked “Mommy can you please print those?” As you wish son. I love that they love doing these events. That they have pride in honoring those who are honoring our fallen. Those who are currently serving and who have served. After talking with Mr. Bettis we headed over to listen to the ceremonies. I videoed the recording of the Benediction and the rest.
Until next year. We pray that you all arrive safe and sound in Washington DC for Rolling Thunder. We appreciate you honoring our fallen Vietnam Vets. God Speed.