Yes, the 2020 Run For The Wall is cancelled and we are all disappointed. But the Run is only a part of the Mission. Please don’t let disappointment ruin your enthusiasm. I personally refuse to give any credit to some virus, who’s name I will not mention, for cancelling the Run. We care about the wellness of our Riders’ and Supporters’ personal safety.
The Mission has no start or end date. It will end when They are ALL Home. If you have read the other RC Newsletters, and I hope you do, there is plenty we can do to stay Mission active. We will begin planning RFTW XXXII 2021 edition very soon. Also, in the works is Some great ALL Rider Reunions. Kerrville, TX dates are September 24-27 always an event filled long weekend. Over Labor Day weekend is the Angel Fire, NM Reunion, at one of the most beautiful parts of America. I hear the another is in the planning stages for 4th of July weekend. Check the rftw.us website forum under Regional Gatherings for more details. I have been to the previous 8 Kerrville and the previous 3 Angel Fire Reunions. They are a good way to recharge the spirit in between the Run dates.
For those who ordered the 20th Anniversary T-Shirts, they will be there for you in 2021.
Depending on where you live, you might try a little wind therapy. Here in Nevada the Gov has shut down all non-essential services, which includes Casinos and even the Cat Houses, if you can believe that.
On this day 50 years ago, 23MAR70, I went off to boot camp. I left cold and windy Chicago for sunny San Diego. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. But I knew I had to learn fast and when faced with difficulty, adapt and overcome. As I look back now, I think that feeling has been with me my whole life. Why am I telling you this? Hopefully soon this crisis will be behind Us, and We as a Nation will be Smarter and Stronger for it. RFTW STRONG