June 22, 2009
By 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command
, Capt. Angel R. Wallace
More than 50 historical military vehicles crossed the Illinois border into Iowa on June 21, 2009. Day 9's lunch stop was in Clinton, Iowa, where locals lined the street in preparation to welcome their guests.
Boy Scouts from Troop 642, Clinton, Iowa, donate their time to help feed lunch to members of the 2009 MVPA Convoy.
Crowds gathered accross Mechanicsville, Iowa, to greet the Transcontinental Motor Convoy. The historical event created a special memory for the small town on Father's Day.
The convoy will travel more than 3,200 miles in an attempt to replicate the original convoy that drove historic Lincoln Highway 90 years ago in 1919. Here they drive past a group of supporters gathered in Mechanicsville, Iowa.
The convoy was greeted with a warm welcome by the residents of Cedar County, Iowa. Here residents lined a main street, showed, and watched as the convoy travelled through their town.
Flags lined the perimeter of the Lowden Cemetary, Lowden, Iowa, while a local veteran's organization stood proudly out front to greet the passing convoy.
Spectators in DeWitt, Iowa, wave their support as the convoy passes by.