Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Organizers and the community are getting ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018 with a welcoming event being held at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, they’re expecting more than 500 motorcycle riders to arrive at Santa Fe Park at around 1:45pm PT, but people wanting to welcome the group should arrive before 1:45pm PT in case of early arrivals.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to join in the welcoming of the Run For The Wall 2018 by bring American flags to wave and cheer for all of the motorcycle riders.

There will be speakers and a presentation held at Santa Fe Park along with lunch for all of the Run For The Wall 2018 participates.

Streets around Santa Fe Park will be closed for the welcoming event and traffic control at intersections near Santa Fe Park may occur when the group arrives and departs from the welcoming event.

After the welcoming event, the Run For The Wall 2018 group will ride along East Broadway onto eastbound Interstate 40 on there way into Mohave County, Arizona.

These are a few of the pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows last year’s welcoming event during the Run For The Wall 2017 at Santa Fe Park as well as the ride afterwards as the group rides along eastbound Interstate 40 passing under Five Mile Road overpass.

** ZachNews will be broadcasting live on Facebook at the welcoming event for the Run For The Wall 2018 starting when the group arrives at Santa Fe Park and at the Five Mile Road overpass as the group rides east towards Mohave County, Arizona. **

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

For more information regarding the welcoming event at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

** Flyer Picture from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

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