FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Motorcycles from as far away as California arrived in Frankfort on Wednesday morning. Many of them are part of the group Rolling Thunder. They stopped in the capital city to pay tribute to Kentuckians who sacrificed their lives in service to our nation.
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The riders are joining others at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The event is part of a 10-day trip called 'Run for the Wall' designed to bring awareness to issues surrounding prisoners of war and those missing in action.
People are also here showing their gratitude to these veterans for their service and for stopping in Kentucky on their long journey. Tom Adkins, who helped organize the event, says it's always an emotional time, but they look forward to it every year.
"Our freedoms are based on our military over the years, just go through history of what we have," Adkins said. "And you look at what's going on in the world right now, and I think coming up on Memorial Day, a lot of generations don't realize the sacrifices it took for us to have a free country."
From Frankfort, a lot of the riders will head to Washington D.C., making other stops along the way. Their next stop will be in Mt. Sterling before driving on to West Virginia.