On this Memorial Day my buddy Ricardo Lowe is currently in Washington DC. He’s an avid motorcycle rider and is participating in Rolling Thunder. I served with in Ricardo in Ecuador around 2003. He is a retired
veteran of the United States Air Force. Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government’s recognition and protection
of Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs). The tribute to American war heroes started out in 1988 with 2,500 participants. Now approximately 900,000 participants and spectators are involved with this annual demonstration in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with expanded programming. I seem not to have any pictures of Ric myself. Maybe someone out there can help me out. Have a safe ride back to Texas Ric.
Official Site Rolling Thunder – A Marine’s Vigil And one last thing. I ran into some of these guys in my hometown a few years ago. A young Army private that had given his all in Afghanistan was being brought home to be buried. I was downtown that day conducting business at the courthouse. I noticed a large number of bikers a couple of blocks away. They were the Patriot Guard Riders. Their main job was to be a shield between grieving family members at the funeral home and the low life degenerate scum, the Westburo Baptist Church.(Spat!) But that another blog. Give thanks for both of these patriotic biker organizations.