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  • Rolling Thunder gathers again this Memorial Day weekend for its 26th rally, which kicks off Saturday when thousands on motorcycles will gather at the Pentagon before riding into D.C.
(The Washington Times)

    Supporting fellow vets is a year-round effort for Rolling Thunder

    For Tom Bender, fighting for his fellow veterans means more than showing up once a year in Washington for an awe-inspiring motorcycle rally.

  • Marine Cpl. Joe Coaxum whispers something to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daryl Web as Rolling Thunder's Maryland chapter holds a general membership meeting at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle shop in Fort Washington on May 12 to plan its Memorial Day weekend events. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Vets, supporters find solace, camaraderie in Rolling Thunder's roar

    Beyond the sheer size and cachet that the Rolling Thunder rally now carries, there remains at the heart of the gathering a tight-knit community of veterans, family and friends of former POWs and those still missing.

  • photographs by rod lamkey jr./the washington times
Artie Muller, a Vietnam veteran and Rolling Thunder's national executive director, leads the pack of an estimated 500,000 motorcyclists, from all 50 states and from as far away as Australia, during the organization's 22nd annual Ride for Freedom along Constitution Avenue on Sunday.

    Rolling Thunder honors troops for 22nd year

    An estimated 500,000 motorcyclists rolled into Washington this year for the 22nd annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom.

  • Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times
Thousands of motorcyclists, most of them veterans, yesterday depart the Pentagon parking lot for Rolling Thunder — a ride through Virginia and Washington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An estimated 350,000 people participated in the 21st annual "Ride for Freedom."

    'Thunder' rode, again

    The polished chrome of thousands of motorcycles gleamed under cloudless blue sky yesterday as the annual Rolling Thunder procession officially rumbled into Washington to honor U.S. troops fighting around the world and to remember the forgotten. Photos: Rolling Thunder bikers up close

  • Thunder still rolling

    Thousands of bikers rolled into the District yesterday for the 17th annual Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle ride and rally to show support for the nation's war veterans, the troops currently overseas and American prisoners of war still missing in action from past conflicts.

  • Bush to meet with Rolling Thunder leaders

    President Bush will be the first to meet privately with leaders of Rolling Thunder Inc. when the group's 200,000 motorcycle riders rumble into downtown tomorrow for their 17th annual Memorial Day weekend rally.

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