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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rolling Thunder pictures, Washington, D.C. 2013 Memorial Day weekend

Rolling Thunder bikers roar down  Constitution Avenue and other Washington streets on May 26, 2013.  It was the 26th year members have come to honor fallen American troops/Patricia Leslie

Thousands of Rolling Thunder bikers came once again from around the U.S. to Washington this Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to fallen American troops, and the citizens are grateful for their attention and devotion to those who protect us.

Rolling Thunder began its annual trip to Washington in 1988 to recognize Vietnam War veterans who had been forgotten.

From the Rolling Thunder website: 

 
Rolling Thunder’s mission is to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country. 
 
 As of May 22, 2013, American military casualties total 4,488 deaths from the Iraq War, and 2,220 American military members have died as a result of American participation in the war in Afghanistan.
 
Rolling Thunder on Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., May 26, 2013/Patricia Leslie

Rolling Thunder on Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., May 26, 2013/Patricia Leslie
 
 Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. Can you hear them roar?/Patricia Leslie

More single women were seen this year on bikes than in years past in the Rolling Thunder parade to honor fallen American troops/Patricia Leslie
 
 
Onlookers at the Rolling Thunder rally May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie

Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
 
 
Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie

 Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie

 Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
When the parade slowed, the girl in white stepped out in the street to high-five with bikers/Patricia Leslie

Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie

Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
Attention!  Is that a helmet-less biker in the distance?/Patricia Leslie 
 Rolling Thunder, May 26, 2013, Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie
There they go, down Constitution Avenue towards the Capitol on May 26, 2013/Patricia Leslie

On the way home on Route 66/Patricia Leslie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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