Run For The Wall in Rainelle canceled, LZ Rainelle Veteran’s Reunion weekend still to take place as of now

RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – Run For The Wall has been canceled this year following the Coronavirus pandemic.  The LZ Rainelle WV Veteran’s Reunion has made the statement that they are planning to continue with their memorial weekend, as of now. The decision will be made in April on whether to cancel the memorial weekend.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my sad task to announce that we are cancelling RFTW XXXII scheduled for May 2020, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This action reflects the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, with the concurrence of all four Route Coordinators.  We felt it necessary to make this decision now so that riders will have sufficient time to take whatever actions may be needed, such as cancelling reservations, without incurring any penalties.  We also felt it was necessary so that our state coordinators could begin notifying the communities and organizations who support us as soon as possible.

The Board of Directors did not reach this decision lightly.  Each of us agonized over it and came to this conclusion with the utmost reluctance. We ask for your understanding and support.  Rest assured, our next regular Board meeting on April 9th will mark the beginning of our planning to resume THE MISSION in 2021.”

You can see updates on the LZ Rainelle WV Veteran’s Facebook page.

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