Motorcyclists begin cross-country ride

Bikers from Washington and Idaho are heading to Southern California where they will take part in an annual ride to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.

A total of about 20,000 riders will participate in the "Run for the Wall".

The purpose of the ride is to honor all veterans and urge Congress to better fund programs that find and identify remains of these individuals fallen comrades.

The group expects to arrive in Washington D.C. on May 24th.