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Motorcyclists visit Jackson's "Trail of Honor" en route to Vietnam Memorial

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thousands of motorcycle riders are expected in Washington, D.C. Monday for the annual "Run For The Wall".

650 riders came through Jackson Monday headed to the Vietnam Memorial.

Thanks to the local Harley-Davidson Motorcycle shop the riders get to stop off for a free lunch, and spend about 4 hours touring the "Trail of Honor" behind the Harley-Davidson shop.

It features re-enactors from all wars the U.S. has participated, going back to the French and Indian War.

The riders say their mission is to honor the "memory of those killed in action, from all wars."

The trail is complete with the traveling wall, a smaller replica of the one in Washington, D.C.

Mississippi Adjutant General William Freeman welcomed them to Mississippi.

"It's a tremendous event, it salutes our military, salutes our veterans," Freeman said. "Thanks everybody who served this great county."

Some of those participating said the ride is to get people to say "thank you for your service" and "welcome home", which they did not get when they came home the first time.

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