Welcome to the Midway Route 10th Anniversary Run For The Wall XXXIV, 2024.
I am proud to announce the Board of Directors approved Midway Route for another eleven-day run for 2024. I want to express my personal appreciation for the consideration and support that the Board provided to Midway with this decision. The Midway leadership and the State Coordinators have all been informed of the decision and have already started work to create another successful Midway Run. We will again visit Fort Sill, have an expanded Outreach Day in Cookeville, and visit the Army Museum. (Standby for details as they are developed)
I would encourage anyone wanting to participate or attend an upcoming all hands reunion to do so. You can find information and registration on Central or Southern Route’s August Newsletters located on the RFTW website. Angel Fire is 1 Sep-3 Sep and Kerrville is 27 Sep-1 Oct. Both are on the near horizon act soon to ensure your place.
Planning for 2024 has begun in earnest now that we have our Route Approval from the Board. The Hotel Coordinator is contacting our host hotels (Standby Changes are coming based on AARs.) State Coordinators are now talking with both, the communities and organizations that support us. The Road Guard Captain is reviewing last year’s itinerary and making changes based off AAR input.
We are reorganizing to try and facilitate some of the Bathroom issues at short fuel stops. All these relooks are based on your input through the AAR Process. I want to continue to encourage each of you to fill out an After-Action Report (AAR) to help your leadership continue to make improvements to the Midway Route. The AAR Link is: https://rftw.us/submit-an-after-action-report/. All input is important to me; the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY. I assure you, the leadership considers all suggestions and will make improvements where possible.
Always remember the Mission. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of keeping that as our focus!!
The Run For The Wall mission is “To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.”
This is why we ride – to support this mission!
With Mission in mind the Board in the Face to Face developed a theme for 2024” BACK TO BASICS”. The idea is to ensure we don’t lose focus on the fact that RFTW is primarily a motorcycle event in support of the Mission. Leadership within the Routes should be participating as motorcycle riders to set that tone by example!
Opportunities for service within RFTW and the Midway Route are still available through the volunteer form on the website link: (https://rftw.us/volunteer-sign-up/). If you would like to be in a leadership position or serve as a team member please submit your Volunteer Form today. This will help us develop the teams early to facilitate the Midway 2024 planning cycle.
IS IT MAY YET!!!
SERVANT LEADERSHIP & SAFETY
Don “10-A-SEE” King
RFTW Midway Route Coordinator,
2024, 10th Anniversary