2019 RFTW Reunion & Brick Laying Project at Angel Fire, NM Memorial

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    • #12777
      Pretty BoyPretty Boy

      Calling ALL RFTW Riders, supporters, and 2019 and 2020 FNGs from Central, Midway, and Southern Routes. We are 1 Mission | 4 Routes. RFTW has the honor of presiding over and being in-charge of the annual brick laying service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM. We encompass this also with an RFTW Reunion of FUN and fellowship.  This annual event has been happening for 14 years!!

      Register & Pay for Saturday night Dinner here:

      More info on what we will be doing here on Saturday morning, August 31, 2019. Lunch will be provided at the Memorial.


      Most people stay in Eagle Nest, NM. There are a number of hotels, motels, cabins, and RV Parks. Book your own accommodations in Eagle Nest, NM.

      At the time of the posting all lodges in Eagle’s Nest are reporting that they are full.  I was told that anyone looking to stay in Eagle’s Nest should call to see if a cancellation has been made.

      Angel Fire Resort is also an option, and it is 10 miles away from Eagle Nest, NM
      They are currently holding 45 rooms for RFTW.  When making your reservation mention RFTW for special pricing.

      The Meet-and-Greet will be in Eagle Nest, NM at the “Laguna Vista Salon” on Friday night August 30th, starting at 6 PM until closing of the bar: 51 E Therma St, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, and the Dinner and Rider Forum will be in Eagle Nest, NM at the Community Center on Saturday Evening August 31st.  Dinner will be served around 6:30 PM: 74 N Tomboy Dr, Eagle Nest, NM

      In the event that you would like to come to Albuquerque and ride up to Eagle Nest.  Steve Berniklaue secured special pricing at the Holiday Inn 5050 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Phone(505) 944-2222 for Thursday night $89.00 plus tax for either a single or double occupancy room.  We will dine at a local favorite, El Pinto Restaurant (10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 for dinner).  Friday morning we will leave the hotel and have two very special stops; Santa Domingo Pueblo Elementary school, and Cochiti Pueblo Elementary school.  A stop at Buffalo Thunder Casino for lunch.  Then complete the ride up to Eagles Nest.  Please come join us it’s a terrific day with the kids and a ride.

      We are told July 31, 2019 is last day to order bricks to be placed at the Memorial in Angel Fire, NM. There will be a brick number cut off of 525 bricks.  So hurry with your order.  The bricks will be placed at the brick laying service on August 31, 2019. The RFTW Reunion for this project is Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019. Run for the Wall is the ONLY Group that is allowed to lay these bricks at the memorial and “officially” change the grounds to have these memorial bricks placed around the walkways. Order a brick and have a friend or family member remembered for their service. The person DOES NOT have to be deceased, nor does the person have to be a Vietnam veteran to have a brick placed at the memorial. Bricks can be ordered for ANY veteran of any era, and even for those currently serving. Many times whole families come to join in the brick laying ceremony. It’s an honor for Run for the Wall to be given this responsibility.

      Order bricks here:


      Kirk "Pretty Boy" Olson
      Route Road Guard Captain - Central Route
      Central Route Road Guard - 2010-2019

      Participant 2009, 2015 | All the Way 2010-2014, 2016-2020
      2012 BMW K1600GT

    • #12803

      The web page says July 5th is the last day, is it still possible to purchase a brick till the 31st?  Can you buy a brick even if you cannot attend the ceremony on Sat Aug 31st?

      Thank you.

    • #12825
      Nick HentgesNick Hentges


      As of a couple of days ago, the limit has been reached for Bricks for this year. If you order now the bricks will be placed next year. You do not have to be in attendance to have a brick layed.


      Honolulu Hawaii
      ATW Central Route 2009-2019
      Tailgunner 2010
      Asst Platoon Leader 2011-2016
      Platoon Leader 2017-2019
      Wall to Wall Recon 2019
      RFTW BOD Director of Public Relations and Communications

    • #12831

      Thanks for the info.  Need to make plans.


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