March 2, 2021 at 12:18 pm #21341
For those who don’t know me, my name is DeWayne “Trunk Monkey” Howard. I am the Central Route Missouri State Coordinator. I know we are all disappointed that Run For The Wall has been cancelled again for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 restrictions across the country. Many RFTW riders are probably looking for things they can do on their own, or in small, self-organized groups, to CONTINUE THE MISSION in their own personal ways.
With that in mind, I’d like to suggest a visit to Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville, MO. It features a full-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial – The Wall – in Washington, D.C., and is centrally located for much of the country. Some have already expressed intentions of arriving May 28 just as we would have in DC had it not been for COVID-19. Riders could plan their own trips to Perryville, which is roughly 75 miles south of St. Louis on I-55, for Memorial Day weekend, meet and greet one another during a Saturday visit to the memorial there, and for those who might be interested, they could easily travel on to Ottawa, IL, on Sunday for a Monday visit to the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall in Marseilles, IL. I’m sure both of these memorials will draw quite a few RFTW riders, so it may turn out to be a great opportunity to renew old acquaintances in an unofficial riders’ reunion. I do want to stress that any activities of this nature would be strictly voluntary for each individual, and not part of any sanctioned Run For The Wall, Inc. events.
I am always available for questions. My email address is [email protected] . I can also be reached at 417-848-1787.
Missouri National Veterans Memorial
1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Perryville, MO 63775
March 11, 2021 at 11:53 am #21376
I have spoke with the Perryville Super 8, Quality Inn and Days Inn. If you mention “The Block under DeWayne Howard” each of these properties are offering a discount. I also spoke with Holiday Inn and they would not cooperate.
Hope to see you there.
Super 8 573-517-7888 $ 84.34 per night including tax
Days Inn 573-547-1091 $62.99 per night plus tax
Quality Inn 573-5471727 $85.00 per night plus tax
April 19, 2021 at 9:08 am #21694
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