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Rolling Thunder Inc. Holds 30th Ride for Freedom cover (available in the May 25, 2017, edition of The Washington Times)

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Motorcyclists from across the country shook the ground during the Rolling Thunder in the 25th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom at the base of the Memorial Bridge. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for the Washington Times.

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At left, Paul Kocic, who served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1998, bows his head during a moment of silence for fallen troops at the Rolling Thunder program near the National Mall during the Memorial Day weekend, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 29, 2011. The Rolling Thunder organization's mission is to bring awareness to the POW-MIA issue and to educate the public about how many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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USO offers "care packages" from Giant Food. Image courtesy of Giant Food.

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A man role-plays the part of a POW in a cage as he is pulled by a motorcycle, during the Rolling Thunder XXII Ride for Freedom along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 24, 2009. (Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times)

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Rockie Lynne and band have often performed on the main stage on the National Mall following the Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom . Photo courtesy of Susan Rash .

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FILE- In this undated file photo, snowy plovers cluster on the Oregon coast beach near Coos Bay, Ore. A Western snowy plover chick has hatched on a beach at Nehalem Bay State Park on the northern Oregon coast, the first hatchling spotted there since the 1960's. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday, May 24, 2017, that the species is showing signs of recovery along Oregon's southern coast but this is the first hatchling in the Nehalem Bay area in Tillamook County. (Randy L. Rasmussen /The Oregonian via AP, File)

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FILE - This Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, shows the exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. The Trump Organization says it will not ask guests at its hotels and resorts if they are using money from foreign governments to pay their bills, setting up a possible showdown with Democrats who accuse the president of violating the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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In this May 23, 3017, photo provided by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Parks Police Officer Ryan Clancy, escorts "Skippy" just after using a harness and ropes to rescue the dog in Letchworth State Park, near Mount Morris, N.Y. Skippy was stranded about half-way down a 400-cliff in the Genesee River gorge. (Lt. James Hy/New York State Park Police via AP)

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In this May 22, 2017 photo, park guests enter Ninjago the Ride at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, people enjoy beachside games as a a wagon from the Hydrus roller coaster, top right, goes over a turn at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. More than four years after Superstorm Sandy destroyed part of the Casino Pier and left the since-demolished Jet Star roller coaster partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean, the new roller coaster named Hydrus opened May 6, 2017, built safely inland above the beach rather than out over the water. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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This photo provided by Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., shows a new drop tower attraction at the Dollywood theme park. The ride's gondola spins around the tower for a bird's eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains. It's one of a number of new attractions opening at theme parks around the U.S. this spring and summer. (Curtis Hilbun/Dollywood via AP)

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This undated image provided by Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, shows an artist's rendering of Point Plummet, a six-story body slide that's part of a new 18-acre water park called Cedar Point Shores. The water park recalls Cedar Point's origins as a beach resort on Lake Erie's shores. It's one of a number of new attractions opening at theme parks around the U.S. this spring and summer. (Cedar Point via AP)

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This photo provided by Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, shows the new "JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis," a new immersive dark ride. The ride is opening at three Six Flags parks this season. In addition to Six Flags Over Georgia, it's opening at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., and Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson, N.J. (Six Flags Over Georgia via AP)

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This photo provided by Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, shows the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! attraction. It's one of the biggest theme park openings this season. Riders take part in an adventure to free the Guardian superheroes, who have been captured. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort via AP)

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This rendering provided by SeaWorld San Diego shows Orca Encounter, a new attraction that replaces the theme park's theatrical-style whale show with a more educational experience. It's one of several new attractions at SeaWorld, which has weathered criticism and has had declining attendance related to its orca programs. The San Diego park is also opening Ocean Explorer, with multiple aquariums and rides, and Electric Ocean, featuring light displays and live performers on park pathways after dark. (SeaWorld via AP) 10331976 - beach and sea at dramatic sunset with clouds. beautiful nature landscape

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In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, Mount Everest, center, and Mount Lhotse, right, are seen from Tengboche, Nepal. On Tuesday May 23, 2017, sherpa rescuers have found the bodies of four climbers inside a tent on the highest camp on Mount Everest. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa,File)

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Middle East Road to Peace (Illustration by Gary Varvel for Creators Syndicate)

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Billy Horschel smiles on the putting green during practice for the Dean & Deluca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ray Carlin/Star-Telegram via AP)

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In this May 18, 2017 photograph, Carol Mize holds a Mississippi flag and a sign as she protests outside City Hall in Biloxi, Miss., against Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's decision to remove the state flag from display at city buildings because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo /Emily Wagster Pettus)