On Sunday I joined up with a couple of co-workers and their friends and family and rode down to DC as part of Rolling Thunder to celebrate Memorial Day and our nation’s fallen soldiers. It was especially meaningful to me this year after my trip aboard the USS Truman. The complete photo and video album of my trip to Rolling Thunder is here.
Each year Rolling Thunder gets larger with some estimates of approximately 500,000 bikes participating. Below is a photo of just some of the motorcycles that staged outside of Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax, VA.
As you can see, we are lined up four wide for miles. They blocked off all traffic on Route 66 as we trimmed down to two across. We road with a police escort right into DC.
Once we were in DC, we parked our bikes and looked at the Korean and WWII War Memorials. From there, we waited and watched the beginning of the procession of the official Rolling Thunder. Below is a video of the beginning of the event.
DC Rolling Thunder Opening Procession
After watching thousands of bikes go by, we decided to head home and beat the traffic. It was a great ride, a great day, and a great way to say, “thank you”, to all that have fallen in the line of service to this great country.