This is for Joe and all his buds who served…thanks a bunch guys, your mission has never been in vain….. and, for AnniesMom who rolled with them.
About 83,000 servicemen and women remain unaccounted for from past conflicts, according to the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office, including more than 73,000 from WWII, nearly 8,000 from the Korean War and 1,642 from the Vietnam War.
“This isn’t a ride. This is a demonstration,” said Rolling Thunder national spokeswoman Nancy Regg. “This is not a biker event. There’s no picnic at the end, It’s to show the government that we’re still here, we want answers, and we want our veterans taken care of.”
Named for the low rumble created by the thousands of motorcycles weaving their way through D.C. streets, the event highlights the work still to be done to bring home POWs and MIA troops, or at the very least provide some closure for their families.