Rolling through on a run to The Wall

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 21, 2002

As part of a run to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day, about 50 motorcyclists make their way across the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River Monday morning. In the annual run, called the POW-MIA Run For The Wall, up to 200,000 cyclists could pack the capital Sunday for the Rolling Thunder Parade. The run honors the memory of those killed in action, prisoners of war and those veterans listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. The trip is divided into two routes, central and southern, and takes 10 days to cross the country. The group traveling through Vicksburg Monday had last stopped in Minden, La., and was headed to Jackson to eat alligator stew and barbecue for lunch at the Harley-Davidson dealership.(The Vicksburg Post/MELANIE DUNCAN)