Get your motor running
Every year, here in D.C., we have one of the most amazing sights that you will ever see. It is called Rolling Thunder. Think 100,000 plus motorcycles all together and you've got Rolling Thunder. If you've never checked out Rolling Thunder, a massive scene of motorcycles on Memorial Day, you absolutely must check it out this Memorial Day weekend. It is truly awe inspiring!
The event, which drew more than 850,000 participants and spectators in 2007, according to Rolling Thunder National estimates, is expected to draw even larger numbers this year. The demonstration is intended as a peaceful way to get the government and the nation thinking about POW/MIA issues. Thousands and thousands of bikes, thundering down the road from the Pentagon headed to the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial, does a nice job of getting attention! In fact, that noise of a mass of bikes is where Rolling Thunder got its name.
Incorporated in 1995, Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a class 501 C-4 non-profit organization with over 85 chartered chapters throughout the United States. Membership is composed of men and women, with 40-45% being non-veterans and the balance being veterans from all wars and peacetime. Although many of its members ride motorcycles, a person does not have to own or ride a motorcycle to be a member, just the time and willingness to be an advocate for our troops, veterans, and POW/MIAs. For more information about Rolling Thunder, visit the organization’s web site at http://www.rollingthunder1.com/index.html.
THEIR MISSION STATEMENT:
The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues: To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action.
We are also committed to helping American veterans from all wars.
Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Members donate their time because they believe in the issues we are working on.