Greetings Run for the Wall family!
We are getting close to the time when we all should be preparing to head to Ontario for our RFTW XXXII mission. Unfortunately, we have to face the painful reality that our 2021 route has once again been cancelled. I know several of you will still be hitting the road to honor our heroes and keep the memory of all of those killed in action, and still unaccounted for missing in action and POWs. I wish you all safe travels. WE WILL NEVER FORGET! Let’s all do our part to keep this Memorial Day a special day of remembrance and appreciation no matter where we find ourselves this year. The most disappointing part of the cancellation of our 2021 route for me is the fact that I will not be able to spend this special time with my RFTW family and the communities and people who support us.
With that said, I hope to attend as many reunions as I can to be with all of you again. Two years is too long! I am pleased to announce that Midway will be hosting another “all routes” reunion over the 4th of July weekend. It will be in Tennessee again and will be a moving reunion. It will begin in Memphis on July 2nd, then Nashville area July 3rd, and Cookeville on the 4th with a bonus night and plans for July 5th. More details will be coming soon but I wanted to let everyone know about this so you can plan for this time for the reunion. I want to thank Ron King and Ed Butler for, once again, coordinating this years reunion. These guys are doing a great job! Registration information and details to come soon.
I will have the drawing for our $1000.00 hotel raffle on Friday May 7th at 13:00 central time. If you will be hitting the roads, you could win some extra travel money! I will record/video this drawing so that it can be witnessed by whoever would like to watch the drawing. There are only 24 entries so your chance of winning is pretty good! We raised $2,200 from this raffle so the winner will get $1,000 and the Midway Route will have $1,200 go towards our 2022 route.
Wishing you all safe travels, health and happiness!
Honor, Hope & Healing
Ken “Six String” Dugas
RFTW Midway Route Coordinator