Skip to comments.Rolling Thunder Rally Up to Honor Vets on Motorcycles (VIDEO)
Posted on 05/26/2012 8:25:29 AM PDT by smokingfrog
While some will be celebrating more peaceful Memorial Days and other may have forgotten just what the holiday is in celebration of, citizens of Washington D.C. will have one loud reminder when Rolling Thunder storms in over the weekend.
The annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally takes place on Sunday in Washington D.C. and was developed to honor military veterans and those missing in action. It isn't a great weekend to drive in to D.C., as police will be blocking off Fairfax Boulevard Sunday morning for Ride of the Patriots, reducing both eastbound and westbound traffic to a single lane in a pre-rally set up by the local Harley Davidson dealership.
Later on, Rolling Thunder will storm through beginning in Arlington near the Pentagon and heading onwards to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Over 400,000 riders are expected to come up according to the local NBC news station.
The event, for many, is more than just a typical cruise around Washington, D.C..
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Washington Boulevard will be closed Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., which means traffic near the Memorial Bridge. Drivers beware and watch out for the Thunder.
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I rode in RT a few times in the early 1990s on my 1980 KZ1000. I went with the idea that it was primarily about keeping the POW/MIA issue in the national consciousness. Instead I experienced a lot of vitriolic hate speech because I was riding a japanese bike. I was informed by numerous participants and their riders that the event was for American iron only. Stupid me.
Yeah. You should stick to the Rolling Rice Burner parades.
I guess for some people, if it ain’t a Harley, it ain’t a motorcycle.
I love what they do but they don’t project the political power effectively. They don’t realize the force they have in fixing the problems they ride for each year. I have been down there and there is too many blue collar union members riding. They vote Democrat.
Thank goodness it’s just once a year. Already got my roadblock-avoidance route mapped for driving I need to do tomorrow. Fortunately our neighborhood in N. Arlington is protected from their noise.
Commonly voiced by Losers Whose Only Accomplishment In Life is To Own A Harley.
built in Italy < |:)~
By the way nice old Harley you have there.......
By the way nice old Harley you have there.......
I had one of those too!!! Neat little bike. Did a SMALL amount of flat trackin’ on it till I came to my senses.
Actually, some of these groups do project political power effectively. Check out Sons of Liberty Riders. Incredible, PRO-AMERICA, CONSTITUTIONALIST organization that happens to do it on motorcycles.
Key word being “some”. I have run into too many union members.
I can understand why group activists would like unions, however, my brother who is now in management and works with many uneducated democrats in Philly, always asks them 3 simple questions:
Do you believe in the death penalty?
Do you believe in partial birth abortion?
Do you believe in the right to bear arms?
After they reply yes to all, his final question is never answered:
So why do you vote democrat?
Actually, this would make a great GOP PAC billboard.
I wonder if Sarah Palin will be there this year.
My dream in life is to own an Indian. A real one, not one of the new ones.
Yea like the new one the democrats own and if I remember right it's the Elizabeth Warren model a real pile of crap it is.
I'm sorry to hear that. I rode it last year and again today and every one of hundreds of columns in the staging area had at least three or four Japanese bikes in it.
I don't ride American iron either- I ride a (British) Triumph Rocket 3 and got dozens of compliments on it. I was parked behind a Suzuki sport bike and there was an old Eighties Gold Wing off to my left, near by.
Maybe things have changed, or you got in and parked with a bunch of pinheads. I didn't hear any 'foreign-made' wibbling at all.
What I did see, was an incredibly moving outpouring appreciation of thousands of patriotic Americans who lined the route, and were still cheering hours into it when my mob passed by.
The Marine staff sergeant was there again, and a lance corporal at the other end of the same block. Both in full blues at attention, holding a hand salute for the entire procession.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I KNOW I'll remember to take sunscreen next year, and I'm home now getting drunk as fast as possible before the pain comes.
-Riley, the boiled lobster.
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