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More than 300 motorcyclists stop at Louisville VA during 'Run for the Wall' ride

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Over 300 motorcyclists traveling across the country to honor veterans made a stop in Louisville Wednesday. Over 300 motorcyclists traveling across the country to honor veterans made a stop in Louisville Wednesday.
Dave Klemme, the Run for the Wall coordinator says we wouldn't have a country if it weren't for veterans. Dave Klemme, the Run for the Wall coordinator says we wouldn't have a country if it weren't for veterans.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Over 300 motorcyclists traveling across the country to honor veterans made a stop in Louisville Wednesday.

The riders are making a "Run for the Wall." 

The Run for the Wall was started in 1989 by two veterans and the ride continues each May with a stop in Louisville.

Motorcyclists made this stop at the VA Medical Center before continuing on their trip to Washington, DC, where they will unite with the Rolling Thunder Parade.

The group is made up of mostly veterans, and all of them ride to show respect for the military and veterans. 

"We wouldn't have a country if it weren't for the veterans who served and fought for our freedoms," said ride coordinator Dave "Papa Smurf" Klemme. "We owe it to each of them to remember the sacrifices that they've made and to honor their service."

While in Washington, the motorcyclists will take part in a ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

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