President’s Message – November – December 2018

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The Board of Directors and I want to wish you all a joy-filled Thanksgiving—along with your families and friends. I can tell you the board is especially thankful this year as we approach the holiday. We are thankful that RFTW can continue for another year. A 2018 surprise occurred in October when we learned we lost our American Motorcycle Association … Read More

President’s Message – October 2018

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The Board of Directors meeting in September can be summarized as routine business with nothing sensational occurring! September always seems to be a month when our route coordinators are busy filling positions and working on ideas of how to buy more time during fuel stops for riders to use bathrooms and hydrate. They are making every effort to provide that … Read More

President’s Message – September 2018

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The Board of Directors met in early August and were briefed by the Route Coordinators on how the planning process was proceeding. Most of the leadership positions have been filled, but the process is still not complete. Midway Route had five vacancies in State Coordinator positions at that time, however all of these positions have now been filled, and all … Read More

President’s Message – August 2018

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The Board of Directors were invited to the Springfield, MO, All-Routes Reunion held in late July. The reunion was a great success with riders from all three routes attending. Many thanks to DeWayne and Linda Howard for planning all the events, rides and the great hotel. DeWayne and Linda have turned over the reins to anyone who would like to … Read More

President’s Message – July 2018

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In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of … Read More

President’s Message – June 2018

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I purposely am submitting this message late, knowing many folks take their time returning home—whether it’s visiting family, friends, or Civil War battlefields along the way. I hope your trip back was safe and enjoyable. Thanks once again to all the RFTW volunteers for their hard work throughout 2017-2018 – as well as all the American citizens who supported our … Read More

President’s Message – May 2018

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These messages from me, started in July 2017 as RFTW continued the planning process for this 30th Annual Run For The Wall. In a blink of an eye it is now May. I wanted to give a loud shout out to all the volunteers across the country for their tireless work to make our mission successful. To the leadership of … Read More

President’s Message – April 2018

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Here it is April already and getting closer to the 2018 RFTW. We have talked a lot during this lead up to The Run about having your motorcycle and its rider in the best condition possible. Both of these items are very important to a successful and safe mission. It is not too late to get that much needed “update … Read More

President’s Message – March 2018

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With only 74 days left before Kick Stands Up, Run For The Wall 2018 is closing in on many details vital to the mission. Route Coordinators are working to complete their itineraries that will be available in early April for printing and posting on the website. Their other duties are far too numerous to detail in this message. These Route … Read More

President’s Message – February 2018

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Here it is February 3rd, and only 101 days to KSU (Kick Stands Up!) — although you still have plenty of time to maintain your bikes and your own personal health for this very special mission. Yes, your health is as critical to this mission as your motorcycle. The mission requires riders stay focused on riding in formation, and quickly … Read More