SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – County Road 25A will be temporarily closed for a motorcycle escort from the AVT-TWF Travel Wall on Wednesday evening, September 15.
Any motorcyclist can participate by meeting the truck at Wapakoneta VFW 8445, 712 Dixie Highway, at 5:30 p.m., the Sidney Daily News reported. The escort will travel 22 miles along County Road 25A to Sidney.
“All two- and three-wheeled motorcycles are welcome,” said Mark Harrod, the volunteer who organized the event. “For safety reasons, four-wheeled vehicles will not be allowed.”
Residents along the route are encouraged to encourage the escort as they pass, according to the Sidney Daily News. In Sidney, he will circle the courtyard before continuing to Custenborder Park, where the wall will be erected the next day.
The Shelby County Historical Society will display the AVTT-TWF Travel Wall, a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as a Field of Cross from September 16-19 at Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, Sidney.
According to the Sidney Daily News, SCHS Director Tilda Phlipot estimates that nearly 1,000 volunteers have supported this project, which includes not only the exhibits but also a commemorative flame, motorcycle escort, speakers, school tours. , group concerts, a motor show. , daily prayers on site, and a dedication from the bench,
Rich Wallace, SCHS board member and longtime volunteer, explained why it is so important that the wall be exposed.
“It’s a common human behavior for us to forget about bad experiences in our lives. However, there are some things that we still need to remember, ”he said. “As Americans, we are compelled to remember the sacrifices of the men who fought and died in the conflict in Vietnam. Thousands of soldiers are missing in action. Bringing the wall to our community is a memory and a history lesson. We must never forget.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information about an event, to volunteer or to schedule a school visit, call 937-498-1653.