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Midway Route Coordinator – Newsletter- JULY 2023

Welcome to the Midway Route 10th Anniversary Run For The Wall XXXIV, 2024.  I am  humbled and honored to have been selected to serve as the Midway Route Coordinator for 2024.  I want all to know the servant leadership of Midway is alive and well.  As a previous Route Coordinator  said, Servitude over Attitude Promotes Healing!  I told him the other day I was going to plagiarize him and use that phrase as our theme for Midway 2024. I think it says everything that Midway is about and has developed within the Leadership Corp. I would like to announce the approval by the RFTW Board of Directors of Eric Fort as the Assistant Route Coordinator and Leo Rachmel as the Road Guard Captain.  We are all available to each of you at anytime during the planning and execution of the 2024 Midway Route.  Our contact information and other leadership positions will be announce in the near future on the website.

I want 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 Link is:   After Action Reports  .  All input is important to me; the GOOD , the BAD, and the UGLY. Be sure to comment on the Fort Sill visit, as well as, your thoughts about the outreach day in Cookeville. I assure you, the leadership will consider all suggestions and make improvements where possible.  I am excited about the Midway 2023 expansion and the opportunities for improvement in 2024.  The events and schools added in 2023 will hopefully become a staple for Midway as we move toward future milestones.  The communities of Lawton/Fort Sill and Cookeville really outdid themselves.  The outreaches provided an opportunity for all riders to participate.  Every community with an outreach provided us with a lunch, as well as, outstanding community participation.

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!

 The RFTW Mission is most important and should be the focal point for all leadership decisions and provide the bedrock for our planning.  With that in mind, opportunities for servitude within RFTW and the Midway Route is available through the volunteer form on the website.  If you would like to be in a leadership position or serve on a team please apply now. This will help us develop the teams early to facilitate the Midway 2024 planning cycle.  I guess you have figured out by now Planning for 2024 has already begun.


Don “10-A-SEE” King
RFTW Midway RC

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