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Scout Sponsors GPS Tracking For “Run For The Wall”

This week, Scout will be providing GPS tracking for the 30th annual “Run For The Wall,” an event where hundreds of bikers travel 2,600 miles across the country to meet at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The event honors the memory and sacrifice of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and is held to support the personnel and families of the U.S. military all over the world, as well as to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA).

The bikers left early yesterday morning from Ontario, California, and are currently entering New Mexico as you can see in the screenshot below. They plan to reach the Wall by Friday, May 25.

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What Exactly Is GPS Tracking?

We rely on GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, almost every day. We use it to navigate to a location we’ve never been before, find a highly-rated brunch spot near us, call an Uber or Lyft, track our kids and pets, and even continuously update the time on our cell phones. Eventually, it may even power driverless cars.  For millennials and Gen Z, GPS technology has been available for most of, if not all of, their lives. I’m a 22-year-old college student, and I never had to learn how to use a physical map to drive anywhere unfamiliar like my parents did when they were my age; I always had a GPS available right in the palm of my hand.

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