The City of Fredericktown is gearing up for the 5th annual Missouri Vietnam Wall Run, a patriotic and free annual motorcycle event that honors living and fallen veteran heroes.
The event is set to roll into town, Sept. 15-16, and will feature four organized motorcycle ride routes that will join together and ride to the Perryville Memorial Wall. The ride through Fredericktown will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15.
Saturday, Sept. 16, riders participating in the law enforcement-led Parade of Honor will rendezvous at Fredericktown City Hall at 10 a.m. before continuing on to Perryville Town Square.
The Missouri Vietnam Wall Run is not only a patriotic event but also a fun one. Everyone is welcome to join in and show support for our living and fallen veteran heroes. The event is expected to draw a large crowd, and Fredericktown is proud to be a part of it.
The community is invited to come out, show support and take part in the festivities. There will be live music, vendors and a chance to visit with the riders.
The Perryville Memorial Wall is a full-scale Sister Wall to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
It is replicated down to the actual spelling mistakes in the names. This Memorial has the same 58,318 names on black granite of the veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
On Friday evening, there will be a Candlelight Vigil at the Wall, and participants will also ride to the Wall following the Ceremony on Saturday.