Run to the Wall Coming to Arlington, Texas
8 Nov, 2019
The Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park in Dallas, invites you to the 31st annual “Texas Run to the Wall” on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The 30-minute motorcycle ride will start at noon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, and end at the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial inside Fair Park. There will be a brief memorial event held at the end of the ride, followed by a celebration at Eight Bells Alehouse.
“The Texas Run to the Wall doesn’t just honor Vietnam veterans, but it honors all veterans and active-duty personnel from each branch of the military. The ride is a celebration of their service and our freedom,” says Gregery Riedi, member of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and a Friend of the Wall.
Interested parties can pre-register for the event online at www.txwall.comfor a discounted rate. Day-of registration starts at 10:00 AM on November 9. Ride packages range between $15 and $45. All proceeds from this event will go to support the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial. More information is available at www.txwall.com.
The Texas Run to the Wall started in 1988 as the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. A year later, former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The memorial features five tablets of Texas granite bearing the names of 3,271 Texans killed in action during the war in Vietnam and 156 missing in action, 54 remains recovered and 102 still missing, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on November 11, 2019. The memorial recently underwent significant restoration and is open to the public to visit during the State Fair of Texas, and year-round.
About the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial - The Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial (FOTTVM) is the nonprofit charged with curating and bringing awareness to the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays honor to those Texans who served the United States in the Vietnam War. Former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the memorial in 1989. Five tablets of Texas granite bear the names of Texans killed or missing in action, including nine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. A soothing waterfall flows alongside the memorial, which is familiarly known simply as, "The Wall.”
About the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club - It is the mission of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club to promote veterans’ issues and POW/MIA issues, as well as working to prevent veteran suicide. It was with that in mind that Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club began event support the Texas Vietnam War Memorial 31 years ago, a year before the memorial was completed and opened for the public. Information is available at www.vietnamvetslegacyvetsmc.com.
About Fair Park First - Fair Park First’s mission is to restore, revitalize, and renew the more than 270-acre historic venue known as Fair Park to attract attention from across the region and the country. The Dallas-based nonprofit seeks to create and implement a master plan for Fair Park; increase attendance with new events and world-class entertainment; create marketing campaigns to attract sponsors and awareness; improve tenant relations and secure revenue development; and ultimately improve and sustain the profitability of Dallas Fair Park. Fair Park First’s priority is to reestablish Dallas Fair Park as one of Dallas’ premier performance venues accessible and enjoyed by all.
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