Time to get ready for 2011 Run For The Wall

Although we are preparing for Christmas and the holiday season, it isn’t to early to start preparing for the annual Run For The Wall — 2011.

May is still a little ways off yet, but soon the hotel and motel schedule (Dec. 15) and later the Run’s daily itinerary will be published on our web site (www.rftw.org). We recommend that you check our hotel and motel listings as soon as they are posted and make your reservations as soon as possible due to the fact rooms fill up fast.

Most places give RFTW a discount and when making your reservations you should tell them you are with RFTW. If you camp, camping accommodations will also be posted  when the daily itinerary is posted. For your convenience you may pre-register for the RFTW on our web site.

We invite you to stop by and take a look at our web site and read our mission statement as well as look at our photo gallery and other information. RFTW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to our POW/MIA’s and remembering all those who have served our country.

This holiday season, invite a veteran who may be away from their home during the holidays to your home. You both will benefit. I wish every one a wonderful holiday season and I hope to see you in May for run For The Wall -2011. We ride for those who can’t.

Chuck Gyurek



Veteran feels he’s getting hung out to dry

I’m a disabled veteran, shot up in Vietnam, and contracted Agent Orange. I am incontinent and the nice folks at our Beckley VA Medical Center sent me to Morgantown to have some tests about six months ago.

Well, they determined the procedure I need costs around $20,000, so the nice folks over here decided to not let me have it. I don’t like being incontinent and I’m only 60 years old, so what gives? That would be like I went to a certain point in war and said I’m not going any further. They would hang me out to dry, so how can they do this?

But then again, why can the government do lots of things? Those guys we pay nearly $200,000 a year aren’t really interested in the people, but the money, well ....

David T. Cox Sr.

Shady Spring

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