Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rolling Thunder Run XXVI: Memorial Day Weekend 2013

More than two million people have watched this video of Marine Sgt. Tim Chambers, standing for more than 4 hours at attention to salute the Rolling Thunder riders crossing the Washington Bridge. 

  Learn more about the annual Rolling Thunder Run and the cross-country "Run For The Wall"

Thanks to Southern Bike Night TV for posting their interview in 2010 with Artie Muller, national executive director and one of the founders of Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration.

Rolling Thunder Run To The Wall - Freedom Ride Through Washington DC
Annually on Memorial Day Weekend 

Rolling Thunder began in 1987 as a demonstration to bring awareness to the plight of prisons of war (POW) and to those missing in action (MIA.) Rolling Thunder originated when four Vietnam Veterans, exercising their First Amendment "Right to Petition and Assemble," organized the first group of 2,500 motorcycles to ride through the streets of Washington, DC. The first Rolling Thunder run was made in an attempt to petition the government to take responsibility for the soldiers that were abandoned after the Vietnam War ended.

Today, more than 500,000 riders participate in this "Freedom Ride" and as many as 900,000 people line the streets to welcome them to Washington DC.

See a slideshow of this year's Rolling Thunder Run at the official website: RollingThunderRun.com