President’s Message January 2017 (Hotels)

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Run For The Wall Riders, Ladies and Gentlemen, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has made it through the Holiday Season unscathed and ready to RIDE! May will be here before we know it, but then again, not soon enough for some. We are all in the process of gearing up our preparations for another successful Run, which includes, … Read More

FNG Story – Kristen Ranker

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I had the privilege of joining this run for the first time this year in 2016. The idea was planted in my mind in 2015 from a few gentlemen I had met during Rolling Thunder.  They had me traveling across the country with no idea what exactly I was about to get myself into. Only the promise that it was an adventure that … Read More

FNG Story – John Watson

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I’m an in-country Vietnam Veteran. I’ve owned motorcycles most of my life. Currently I own two. The 1989 Honda Goldwing I bought new in 1990 (last years model). Twenty-six years later and 90 some thousand miles later, I bought a 2011 Harley Electra Glide Classic with 21K on the clock. I hope to make this ride in 2017 with my … Read More

President’s Message December 2016

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San Juan Capistrano, CA December 13, 2016 Wow, where has this year gone? Christmas already! And with the New Year just waiting in the wings. This, of course, means that we are over halfway to the next Run, but I’m afraid that the riders in some sections of our country will not be getting much riding in between now and … Read More

FNG Story – Hal “Grumpy” DePuy

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My name is Harold DePuy road name “Grumpy”.  I am a retired Army Sergeant First Class and VietNam veteran. It was a dream of mine to do Run For The Wall some day. Funds were always short and Patriot Guard missions were a priority. In 2013 I was told to get off the Harley due to health problems. So I … Read More

FNG Story – Elizabeth “Ducky” Picray

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I had heard about Run For The Wall from my fellow Legion Riders, but for nearly three years after leaving the Navy I could barely walk, much less ride any significant distance. In 2014, I followed my brother John “Opie” Picray, Paul “Bugle Boy” Hobbs and David “Duke” Bentley west, in my sedan with my civilian sister in the passenger … Read More

President’s Message Oct 2016

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Well, I haven’t had a very good start this year at keeping riders and potential riders aware of the latest news by way of my President’s messages.  I was waiting for this new website to get up and running.  As these sorts of things go, we didn’t get it online quite as quickly as we would have liked.  It seems … Read More

President’s Message Apr 2016

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Greetings RFTW! April. The clock is ticking. Are you ready? No, I mean Really Ready? All over the country the RFTW Family is “Getting Ready to Get Ready.” I would like to take this opportunity to challenge You to take a hard look at Your readiness. To participate in the 10 day journey across our great country you need degrees … Read More

President’s Message Jan 2016

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Greetings RFTW! I hope you all had a joyous holiday season and your New Year is starting off Great! As most of you know all plans for RFTW 2016 are well down the action path. Registration is open, hotels are set, fuel stops identified, leadership teams are being fine-tuned, and all over the country the RFTW Family is making plans … Read More

President’s Message Oct 2015

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Greetings RFTW Riders and Friends! Well, here we are well down the path to 2016 Runs! The Route Coordinators have been hard at work arranging their teams to create Safe, Healing, and Mission-Aligned Runs along the three Routes. The RFTW Board or Directors has been meeting regularly (both in person and via monthly conference calls) to assist the Route Coordinators … Read More