Listen. It's the collective roar of motorcycles on a mission, their faithful riders on the same route to the same cause: to draw public attention to the needs of military veterans, and the unanswered question surrounding prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
Rolling Thunder 2016: We Will Not Forget
We Will Not Forget: 29th Rolling Thunder roars into D.C. is a Special Report prepared by The Washington Times Advocacy Department.
When thousands of patriotic motorcyclists arrive in the nation's capital for the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" over Memorial Day weekend, another wheeled vehicle will be in the mix.
Some 41 members of Congress have asked the Veterans Affairs secretary to explain why Bibles have been removed from the "missing man" tables in several VA clinics.
After Sunday's powerhouse Ride for Freedom, spectators and riders will be treated to the soaring sounds of pipes and drums as well as inspirational remarks from men and women who have long stood up for veterans.
Since it was formed in 1970, the National League of POW/MIA Families has sought three things: the return of all POWs, the fullest possible accounting for those still missing and the repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving the United States during the Vietnam War.
Tapped by President Obama less than two years ago to fix the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert McDonald is now facing calls for his resignation amid persistent agency screwups and his own highly publicized gaffes.
Presidential Proclamation for National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2015:
The Senate leader of the veterans' affairs committee said a sweeping reform bill should be brought up for a vote by Memorial Day.
The Department of Veterans Affairs still has not done enough to stop employees from manipulating veterans' appointment wait times, and the agency isn't giving an accurate picture of the delays in veterans' health care, a nonpartisan watchdog report said Monday.
A commemorative chair in honor of POW/MIA service members — which will remain empty in perpetuity -- will be soon placed in the U.S. Capitol, according to a newly passed law.
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of my bill, H.R. 1670, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act.
Mr. Speaker, the measure before the House today directs the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a chair featuring the logo of the National League of POW/MIA Families and to prominently place it on display in the U.S. Capitol.
Senior Republican lawmakers called Friday for more changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs after internal investigations found widespread falsifying of patient wait times at 40 VA medical facilities in 19 states and Puerto Rico.