Missouri - COLUMBIA - Motorcycle group Run For The Wall made a roaring pit stop in Columbia on Monday afternoon, 1,812 miles into their cross-country ride from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Petro Mart on St. Charles Road off Interstate 70 played host to the group of more than 500 motorcyclists for about an hour, allowing them to rest and refuel.
Doug Yearns, motorcycle enthusiast and McBain resident, sat in the shade with his grandson, Justin Dawkins, before Run For The Wall arrived. His black vest was covered with patches paying homage to military veterans and various motorcycle groups.
"I'm not a veteran myself, but I'm here in my part to honor them," Yearns said. "We all have the same love for our country."
Justin, 14, had fewer patches on his vest but was no less excited. "You get hooked on stuff like this," he said.
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