In 1989, Vietnam Veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans decided to serve their country once more. They traveled across America on motorcycles to raise awareness for Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs). Their trip has turned into an annual event known as Run For The Wall (RFTW).
Run For the Wall’s mission is 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.
The 10-day trip begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The finale is the Rolling Thunder Parade on the Sunday night before Memorial Day, where bikers ride from the Pentagon to the Wall. Over 300,000 bikers will participate.
Mission:M25 serves as chaplains, chase teams, and servant riders on the Run. We also hand out some 10,000 bottles of water and sport drinks from our hydration trailer. Upon arrival in Washington DC there will be teams from two IPHC churches to serve food in two different campgrounds. Most importantly, we are on hand to pray with and support any veterans who ask for spiritual help during the run.