More than 600 patriotic bikers fueled up in Baileyton on Wednesday afternoon while crossing the nation for the "Run for the Wall."
The motorcycle event began in California to draw attention to veterans' issues. It was scheduled to conclude in Washington, D.C., at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Memorial Day weekend.
James Gregory, of Charleston, S.C., one of the event's founders, said the group would meet up with hundreds of thousands of other motorcyclists to remember and honor military personnel who served and gave up their lives for their country.
Bikers visited the Davy Crockett Travel Center in northern Greene County, where they were greeted by volunteers and spectators.
Rolling Thunder Inc., Chapter 4, based in Johnson City, helped with fueling and crowd control at the Baileyton stop, which is located at Exit 36 on Interstate 81.
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