Friends of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial presents Run to the Wall
The Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial will present the 31st annual Texas Run to the Wall. The 30-minute motorcycle ride will start at Globe Life Park and end at the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial inside Fair Park. There will be a brief memorial event held at the end of the ride, followed by a celebration at Eight Bells Alehouse.
The Texas Run to the Wall started in 1988 as the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. A year later, former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The memorial features five tablets of Texas granite bearing the names of 3,271 Texans killed in action during the war in Vietnam and 156 missing in action, 54 remains recovered and 102 still missing, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on November 11, 2019. The memorial recently underwent significant restoration and is open to the public to visit during the State Fair of Texas, and year-round.