By NATE KING
On Sunday, motorcycle riders on their way to Washington D.C., as part of the Run for the Wall event, were greeted by community members and veterans groups waiving American Flags at the Niles Road overpass of Interstate 70.
Past American Legion Chapter 62 Commander Stan Britt said the tradition of waving flags in support of riders passing through Saline County began about 15 years ago.
"We do this to honor POW, MIA and KIA service members and their families. It is to show our respect for their ultimate sacrifice," Britt said.
The Run for the Wall riders travel from across the United States to California to start the trek to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day weekend.
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On Sunday morning, the Central Route riders left Limon, Colo., and traveled across Kansas, stopping overnight in Junction City.