Whether You Bike, Drive, or Walk, Join in the Run to the Wall Event This Weekend
Get excited! This Saturday, the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial will present the 31st Annual Texas Run to the Wall. The 30-minute motorcycle ride will start at Globe Life Park 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. Check it out on November 9th!
The Vietnam War evokes feelings of patriotism and pain. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays honor to those Texans who served the United States in that hard-fought and heavily debated conflict.
The Texas Run to the Wall has taken place every year since its inauguration in 1989 when President George H. W. Bush delivered the dedication speech. Since then, thousands of Texans and people from around the world have visited this memorial and paid their respects to the heroes listed on the wall and to all veterans and active-duty U.S. Military personnel, regardless of when or where they served.
A soothing waterfall flows alongside the memorial, which is familiarly known simply as, "The Wall." Wreaths, bracelets, flowers, flags and other sentimental items are sometimes left next to the tablet bearing the name of a loved one.
If you are a rider, join in the motorcycle run from Globe Life Park in Arlington to the memorial in Fair Park with a police escort, from beginning to end. All riders are invited. If you ride with a club, please come and wear your colors. If you don’t ride, you are welcome to join in the festivities by driving or walking.
On November 9th, spend a day recognizing the U.S. Military and all who wear or wore the uniform with the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Registration for the Run to the Wall starts at $20 and is available at www.txwall.com.
If you feel like escaping McDermott Crossing Apartments in Plano, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Saturday, November 9, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Globe Life Park in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011