The Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally rolled through the nation’s capital Sunday, drawing thousands of bikers to the 27th annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage that re-unites friends from around the country and aims to focus national attention on veterans issues.
And as always, it was something to see — and hear.
Check out some of the images that flashed worldwide, thanks to the miracle of Twitter and some thanks to Twitchy.com.
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) May 24, 2014
— Joe Snuffy (@Snuffy_Joe) May 24, 2014
Here’s the view from the Pentagon north lot.
@Kudzu81 @CainSauer if only they camped outside the WH. — danger close (@RealDangerClose) May 25, 2014
With street closings to accommodate the throng, the bikers got plenty of attention from D.C. residents and the local authorities, but a higher power was on hand, too, with the blessing of the bikes at the National Cathedral.
Some who joined had specialized causes.
Others sported more traditional colors — the ride started in 1988 as a way to help Vietnam War veterans. The name itself comes from the war’s best-known bombing campaign.
There was pride — and humor.
And there was most of all respect. This single Marine’s salute says it all.
— suraechinn (@suraechinn) May 25, 2014
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