Veterans on motorcycles stop in E. TN on way to Washington, DC

2:29 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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Hundreds of motorcyclists roared through Tennessee Wednesday on their way to Washington DC for the annual Ride for the Wall trip.

Each year since 1989, hundreds of bikers from across the country converge at the Vietnam Memorial.

They start the ride in California and ride all the way to our nation's capitol.

The goal of the trip is to promote healing among veterans and their families and to "ride for those who can not," reminding everyone who sees them of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

TA Travel Center at exit 369 on I-40 gave the riders free gas and donuts to show their support.

"Means everything because I am a veteran and I love each and every one of them, and they are just letting the public know, the awareness of our veterans, it's a healing process to make this trip to DC for many of them," said Clyde Luttrell, of the group US Citizens Aiding Veterans.

TA Travel Center also helped them refuel in Bristol this afternoon.

Each stop, the riders pick up new motorcyclists to ride along.
The goal is to be in DC by Friday.

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