Rolling Thunder did its 31st event in DC to honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day. Millions of bikers have gone to DC to participate and a record turnout is being reported. These men and women are awesome.
FOX News reports:
Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom draws huge crowds honoring veterans, fallen troops
A Memorial Day weekend tradition in the nation’s capital made a whole lot of noise — all to honor America’s veterans and fallen troops.
More than a million motorcyclists and spectators from across the country took part in the non-profit group Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom, according to estimates. The ride, past many of Washington’s military monuments, also aims to call attention to troops missing in action, and to the struggles of current vets.
It was the 31st such ride, Fox 5 reported. Rolling Thunder’s initial goal: to make so much noise that lawmakers couldn’t ignore them.
President Trump certainly didn’t. “Fantastic to have 400,000 GREAT MEN & WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D.C. showing their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our National Anthem!” he tweeted.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
Fantastic to have 400,000 GREAT MEN & WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D.C. showing their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our National Anthem! Thanks to Executive Director Artie Muller.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Here are some videos:
The 31st Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” has begun! These are the first of what organizers estimate will be 400k motorcycles taking part in this demonstration to raise awareness of the 82k US soldiers who are still MIA. #FoxNews #MemorialDay2018 pic.twitter.com/zik4hrofzD
— Garrett Tenney (@Garrett_FoxNews) May 27, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 27, 2018