Friday, May 16, 2014

Memorial Day Run Through Washington 2014 Freedom Ride

Rolling Thunder Run XXVII: Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - Riders will depart at noon from the Pentagon. Speaker Program and Musical Tribute at 1:30 pm at the Reflecting Pool across from the Lincoln Memorial.

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.

The ride now referred to as a "Run To The Wall" is a healing experience for many war veterans, who make a cross-country ride together from as far away as California to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and to honor all veterans -- seeking to improve veteran benefits and to resolve POW/MIA issues. PHOTOS - VIDEOS 

In February 2014 every single Republican voted to kill Senate VA Committee Chairman. Bernie Sanders' bill to adequately fund the VA. -- But now the GOP is "outraged" that VA hospitals are under-staffed with long waiting lines?  Here's the story: VA Funding Called "Too Expensive"