Posted by: motorcyclemuse | 26 May 2010

Run For The Wall XXII 2010: Day 8 – Corydon, IN to Hurricane, WV

Once again, we departed this morning under bright, clear skies.  The weather to this point has been tremendous.  Our first stop of the day was at the Robley Rex VA Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky (formerly known as the Louisville VA Center).  The hospital was recently renamed for a long-time volunteer at the hospital, a World War I veteran, who passed away a little more than a year ago at the age of 108.    We saw several old friends in addition to being able to visit with patients.  My favorite part of the visit was visiting patients in the psychiatric ward since they were not allowed to come out and see the motorcycles. 

Our next stop of the day was the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort, Kentucky.  This memorial is so unique because it is made in the form of a sun dial that throws a shadow on the name of each individual at the time of his death. 

We then traveled to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky for a fuel and lunch stop and was warmly greeted by the people there.

Our final and overnight stop for the day was Hurricane, West Virginia.  On the road to Hurricane, a Huey helicopter escorted us to our destination.    When we arrived, we were greeted by hundreds of supporters and entered the Valley Wave Pool Park to tunes being played by the Hurricane High School Band.   The Color Guard duties were performed by the St. Albans High School Junior ROTC.   Several plaques and certificates were presented.  Dinner was an excellent preparation of spaghetti and meatballs by culinary students, in addition to having a pig roast and Dairy Queen ice cream for dessert.

Tomorrow we visit the West Virginia Capitol and Rainelle Elementary, the oldest stop on the Run.

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  1. I just wanted to thank you for stopping in Hurricane, WV! I have a few great photos that I am sending to u.

    Linda Jenkins


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