Goodland welcomes RFTW 2017 riders
Once again, Goodland was privileged to be an overnight stop on Run for the Wall‘s journey to Washington, D.C. The Central Route riders left Ontario, Calif., May 17 on their way to Washington, D.C. When they arrive in the nation’s capital, they will honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Steve Evert Catering served barbecue to the riders.
POWs/MIAs honored in program
During the program, Goodland City Commissioner Gwen Mai proclaimed that May 20 as Run for the Wall Day in the City of Goodland.
RFTW Central Route Coordinator Dick “Winky” McKay honored caterer Evert, Price, Mai and sound technician Aaron Duell with plaques.
Toward the end of the program, Liess honored those who are still missing in action. An empty table stood in front of the podium and Liess explained the meaning behind each item on the table.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, last updated Jan. 18, 2017, 82,604 American service personnel are missing, 75 percent of the losses are located in the Asian Pacific. Over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea. RFTW draws attention to those who are missing.by