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Participants in Sunday's Rolling Thunder took refuge at the Lincoln Memorial steps during a rainy interlude. Despite the inclement weather, thousands of military veterans rode their motorcycles through the streets of Washington for the Memorial Day tradition. (Photographs by Laura Kelly/THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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A motorcyclists transfer a name of a deceased soldier at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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A pair of military boots are left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists cross the Memorial Bridge during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists pass the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed while serving in 2011. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Supporters line the street as motorcyclists participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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A motorcyclist in front of the Lincoln Memorial, waves to riders as they participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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A military helicopter flies over a police escort on the Memorial Bridge, for motorcyclists riding in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Motorcyclists participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Three men watching motorcyclists, use cardboard boxes as umbrellas while it rains on the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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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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Air Force veteran and avid motorcyclist, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell rode many times with Rolling Thunder during his years in Congress. Photo courtesy of Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

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Thousands of participants parade over Arlington Memorial Bridge during Rolling Thunder's 29th annual ride in support the U.S. armed forces on Sunday. (Associated Press photographs)

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Artie Muller, who served in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in the jungles of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at age 20, founded Rolling Thunder years later. (Washington Times photographs)

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A Rolling Thunder member's motorcycle is seen May 12, 2012, in Fort Washington, Md. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Participants in the Rolling Thunder annual motorcycle rally ride across Memorial Bridge 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 of the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)