The Bikers on the Square event is through for another year and organizer Robynne Duvall couldn’t be any happier.
“I feel 2022 Bikers on the Square for Veterans was a huge success,” Duvall said.
“We won’t have final figures for a few weeks as we wait for some bills to come
in but preliminary figures look really good. Mother Nature was definitely
shining down on us this weekend.”
The 10th annual bikers event coincided with the Fourth Annual Missouri Vietnam Wall Run sponsored by the Veterans in Defense of Liberty and the Liberty Riders of America and was timed in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept.16 and the annual Bikers on the Square event in Perryville on Sept. 17.
During the inaugural 2019 Wall Run Program, Governor Mike Parson presented a proclamation recognizing the Vietnam Wall Run as “The Official Annual Ride of Remembrance in Missouri.”
This multi-statewide motorcycle run rode to the veterans’ memorial event and Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. A ceremony with featured speakers including Col. John Clark, a six-year Vietnam War P.O.W. in the Hanoi Hilton. The keynote speaker was Don “Doc” Ballard, the last living Medal of Honor recipient in Missouri.
As part of that several hundred bikes came through the Perryville Downtown Square on Saturday afternoon. It is one of Duvall’s favorite parts of the event.