"There's a lot of real personal moments," Ms. Regg said. "You cry, you laugh, you cry some more, laugh some more. You see people you haven't seen in a year, meet new friends, meet old friends. It's just an amazing weekend."
"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."