Sunday, May 20, 2012

Run for the Wall roars through Colorado City!

It was another successful and memorable Run for the Wall, held yesterday at the Railhead building.  Roughly 450 motorcycles made there way through town to 2nd street, then filed into line behind the Railhead.  Colorado Middle School students and other volunteers were on hand greeting them with bottles of water and smiles!  The ride pays homage to military veterans and military personnel who sacrificed their lives while on active duty. The entourage was treated to steaks, stuffed jalapeno peppers and all the trimmings, thanks to a large number of volunteers.  Special thanks to Mark Merrell, Colorado Middle School and all of the volunteers who make this event possible!

A long line of bikes!

And a long line of veterans ready to eat!

Various displays and tributes were set up around the Railhead Building for the veterans and community.

State Representative candidate Charles Perry, left, presents an award to a local veteran at the Run for the Wall.