Hundreds of bikers roll out to the Vietnam Wall South in Pensacola
PENSACOLA, FL. (BIKER DAD)– A massive turnout to remember those who gave all so we could have the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The Run to the Wall South has now been going on for more than 2 decades. It’s for those who cannot join the Rolling Thunder Rally in Washington D.C. but still want to make their voices heard.
The ride takes to the streets of Pensacola ending up at the permanent replica Vietnam Wall on Pensacola Bay. The wall is a 50 percent sized replica. Just like the wall, the ride is a bit smaller than the one in D.C., but it is still one of the biggest annual biker events on the Gulf Coast.
The Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club takes charge of the event. Their main goal is to try and force congress to account for every Vietnam veteran still missing in action.
Hundreds of other folks lined the streets as the bikers made their way to the wall. People of all colors, creeds, etc. waved flags and saluted the bikers. Cars pulled over the side of the road to show respect and waved at the column of steel that stretched for miles. That’s how we roll down her in the Flora-Bama. There’s not controversy over saluting our troops.
And here’s a little extra, a touching reminder of why we have Memorial Day