In 1987 four Vietnam Vets concerned with the plight of American Prisoners of War and soldiers Missing in Actions organized a rally of 2500 motorcycles to ride through the streets of Washington DC as a protest. They called it Rolling Thunder. This first event took place on Memorial Day. Once again this Memorial Day weekend riders from all over the country will converge on Washington but not only as a protest, but also as a show of patriotism. Officials estimate that over 250,000 bikes will participate in this years Rolling Thunder.
In the video below a lone Marine in full dress salutes as Rolling Thunder passes by.