Rolling Thunder Veteran Memorial Day Weekend

Started in 1987 by 4 Vietnam Veterans to bring awareness to the POWs and MIAs, the Rolling Thunder event has become a monumental patriotic gathering of all soldiers from all American wars.

It is held in Washington DC over Memorial Day weekend and each year several thousands of motorcycles ride from the Pentagon to the Lincoln Memorial. 

You don’t have to be a biker or a former member of the Armed Forces to participate in this rally. Just patriotism. 3 years ago I was present in Washington during the Rolling Thunder event and I can attest how emotional spectators get when they see the procession of motorcycles. Scheduled events is as follow.

Friday, May 28, 2010: Candlelight Vigil at 9:00 p.m. at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. Saturday, May 29, 2010: Wreath laying Ceremony  at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Navy Memorial (On the Plaza) located 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Saluting Our Troops from noon to 5:00 p.m at the Reflecting Pool Base of the Lincoln Memorial. Sunday May 30th: bikers will begin to congregate at 6.00 a.m.  at the North Pentagon Parking Lot with procession leaving at 9 a.m.

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6 Responses to “Rolling Thunder Veteran Memorial Day Weekend”


  1. 1 live2rideaglide May 28th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    HEY GUYS, THANKS TO ALL YOU VETS. YOUR COUNTRY OWES YOU BIG TIME. SO MANY OF THE PRESENT GENERATION DONT GIVE A RAT’S …. ABOUT OUR VETS AND HOW MANY HAD TO DIE FOR THIS COUNTRY. ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME. THE SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT IS SCARY. I AM GLAD AND PROUD THAT BIKERS HAVE TAKEN THE FOREFRONT IN HONORING OUR VETS, POW’S AND MIA,S. HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE TRIP TO DC. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. . THUNDERGLIDE.

  2. 2 Manhattan Choppers May 29th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    May God bless USA,may God bless all vets. Safe travels in and around dc.

  3. 3 CAROLYN TOMAS-KIWI INDIAN MOTORCYCLES May 29th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    This coming Monday The Kiwi & I are riding in “The West Coast Thunder” a ride from Skip Fordyce HD in Riverside,Ca. to Riverside National Cemetery to honor the Vetrans who are living & those who have passed. There will be a service there starting ar 11am. Ususally 5000 +riders are in attendance. We do this every year. I’m also going to look for my uncles graves site there. If you cannot make it to this event, please honor a vet. or anyone in the military especially on this day. Please do something like visit a vet, invite them to a meal, bake them some cookies, what ever it takes to make their day brighter & thank them for their military service in our great country, USA, It is there day, not just another day off of school or work.
    Everyione have an Awesome Memorial Day.

  4. 4 Wayne Jun 1st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    GOD bless our Vets.

    Thanks and ride safe!

  5. 5 Linda Jun 1st, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I had the honor of riding in the west coast thunder yesterday. It was an experiance I will never forget.Thank you to all the Vets who have fought and died so I had the freedom to make that ride. And to all the families of our fallen soldiers for their sacrafice of a loved one. I also want to thank Two awesome Men Randy and Mike Who honored my daughter and I by taking this Journey with us. Pvt John W Lord I will miss you every day of my Life I miss you dad
    To all the Viet Nam Vets Welcome Home.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  6. 6 RUB Jun 1st, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    thanks to all that have served !

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