Run For the Wall made its 14th visit to Wytheville Wednesday afternoon amid the cheers of residents and local dignitaries gathered at Withers Park. In the evening, riders dined on steak at the Moose Lodge and this morning, they fueled up on eggs and biscuits at Spiller Elementary before departing with a Main Street parade at approximately. Friday evening, they will reach their destination, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The annual journey takes riders across the United Sates for 12 days each May. Run for the Wall’s mission is to promote healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all prisoners of war and those missing in action, to honor the memory of those killed in action from all wars and to support military personnel all over the world. Photos by Jeffrey Simmons and Millie Rothrock

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