Run For The Wall rolls through Clinton - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Run For The Wall rolls through Clinton

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CLINTON, MS (WLBT) -

It is called one of the most patriotic events that honors veterans across the country. Dozens of people lined the route of the Annual Run for the Wall Ride in Clinton Monday.

More than 700 motorcycles escorted by local officers moved through Mississippi on the way to visit military cemeteries between this state and Washington, D.C. This is a 10 day ride that started in Ontario, California. 

"The run is dedicated to four different issues," said route organizer Joe Connors. "One, its a healing ride for vets to heal, not just Vietnam Vets. It started with Vietnam Vets now we're taking in all the younger vets."

Connors says the ride remembers POW's and those Missing In Action. It also honors those who are killed on active duty. He said, riders want to bring attention to Vets who commit suicide.

As of Monday, he tells us that number is 135 so far this year.

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