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If It's Memorial Day Weekend Then It's Time For the Rumble of Rolling Thunder

Not everyone is packing up the car and heading to the beach this weekend. If you are staying in the DC area then the biggest event is the annual Rolling Thunder Rally.

The rally started in 1987 with 2500 motorcycles riding through the streets of DC. Over the years the rally grew and now close to 250,000 motorcycles participate in the ride. Today the reason for the event is still as important as it was when it first started. Remembering there are those who are still unaccounted for from previous wars and those who still sacrifice to keep us free.

If you live in Prince William County and you can head to East Coast Harley Davidson in Dumfries for their 21st annual Rolling Thunder open house on Saturday.  The open house provides a chance for you to help raise funds for the Quality of Life Foundation supported by the Ladies of Harley. There are bands, food and plenty of fun.  They are currently working to raise funds to help  Jay Briseno tragically wounded in Iraq and no longer able to care for himself.

On Sunday the riders will leave Dumfries and head to DC to join the rest of the participants who leave from the  Pentagon
travel across the Memorial Bridge and in the shadow of Arlington Cemetery, down Constitution Ave towards the US Capitol and then loops to an end at the Lincoln Memorial.

The event brings tears to not only the eyes of the veteran’s who ride but to those who watch. Make sure you get there early for you place along the route.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCindy Jones • May 27 2011 04:47PM

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wow...that's quite a video...thanks for the post.

Posted by James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate (Castles Unlimited®) about 7 years ago

Cindy....I can't imagine 2500 coming through Bristol....great video and nice post! 
Hope you had a great day!!!---Rob

 Go Vols!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 7 years ago

This is an amazing event to see in person.  If someone hasn't been there before they should.  The noise and the emotion are both high but worth it.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) about 7 years ago

Cindy - I experienced Rolling Thunder when I was in DC for my Nephew's wedding two years ago. I will never forget the experience, and get a lump in my throat every time I think about being there.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) about 7 years ago

FRom MIlwaukee -- I can appreciate the Harley Davidson love!  YIu might have to check out the next anniversay up here~

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 7 years ago

Wow, Cindy, that's quite an event!  Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 7 years ago

Great post.

I am proud to be an American and appreciate our armed forces every day.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) about 7 years ago

James-and the event is very impressive in person. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Rob-make that 250,000 when they all gather in DC.  It's a sight to see and hear.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Pat-I've recommended to a couple of clients with small children that they bring ear protection for the kids.  But it's a great event to watch and of course the reason for it every year hasn't changed.  Remember our missing troops.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Judy--I'm glad you have been able to experience Rolling Thunder in person.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Tom-yes you do have an inside track on Harley Davidson.  And to think the company thought it might fold at one point.  So glad it has survived.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Silva-thanks for stopping by.  You have a great weekend as well.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

David-there isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thankful to live in the USA.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

I have not seen that video before, but I have riden in the event. It's quite a day. It makes you proud to be an American on that ride.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Ellie-I've never ridden in the event and can imagine it is quite a thrill.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

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