Rolling Thunder was born out of the Vietnam War, more like a vengeful, loud phoenix arising from the ashes of what was never going to be shame. They would not allow it.
A lone marine pays respect to those earlier fallen buddies and to those who ride in memory and honor.
This year is the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder. One does not have to be a veteran to be a member of Rolling thunder. All members are united in the cause to bring full accountability for Prisoners Of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords: “We Will Not Forget.” (from RT website)
Rolling Thunder participants will assemble at the Pentagon and ride their motorcycles across the Arlington Memorial Bridge, down Constitution Avenue towards the Capitol Building, turn at 3rd Street and again at Independence Avenue proceeding around the National Mall and ending near the Lincoln Memorial. Best view sites are on Memorial Bridge and along Constitution Avenue. Rolling thunder leaves the Pentagon at noon.