WILLIAMS — The 2016 Run For the Wall arrived late in Williams yesterday due to weather. Williams and Flagstaff are the traditional first stop for the motorcycle rally which promotes healing for VIetnam Veterans and to call for a full accounting of those still listed as missing in action. The safety guards began arriving around 5:15 with the bulk of the group being escorted by the Williams Police Department and Department of Public Safety about 6:50.
Run For the Wall arrived at the American Legion Cordova Post #13 where volunteers from the City of Williams served dinner.
Today they staged on the east end of the city for breakfast and instruction. Mayor John Moore gave a speech thanking the group for their efforts. Run For the Wall presented Mayor Moore with a plaque in recognition of the community for the support they have given over the years.
The group left under police escort to join with the group in Flagstaff and continue their ride to arrive at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington on Memorial Day.
As always, Northern Arizona Gazette and the City of Williams wishes them a safe ride.