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‘Rolling to Remember’ Will be Riding into DC for Memorial Day, Despite Attempts To Stop It

‘Rolling to Remember’ Will be Riding into DC for Memorial Day, Despite Attempts To Stop It

“the motorcycle demonstration focuses on critical issues facing our veterans and demand action for the 82,000 service members missing, as well as raise awareness of the 22 veterans who die by suicide each day”

We recently noted that the veteran motorcycle group Rolling to Remember had been denied a permit for their annual ride into Washington, DC by the Biden administration.

Then, Rep. Darrell Issa got involved and tried to help them. Well, apparently everything got sorted out, because they are riding into DC as planned.

John Gonzalez reports at WJLA News:

After logistics threatened tradition, Rolling To Remember is ready to ride

Rolling To Remember has finally confirmed a spot where organizers can hold their event this Memorial Day weekend. A tradition that started here in D.C. 34 years ago as ‘Rolling Thunder’, thousands of bikers and veterans flock to the nation’s capital with a powerful message.

A way to honor war veterans who were either taken prisoner or are still Missing in Action.

Logistical problems between organizers and the Pentagon Police stopped this demonstration for a short time. Now Rolling To Remember, which is run by AMVETS, has revived the ride.

Continued advocacy for the nation’s missing in action and the veteran suicide crisis, the motorcycle demonstration focuses on critical issues facing our veterans and demand action for the 82,000 service members missing, as well as raise awareness of the 22 veterans who die by suicide each day.

The message will be clear throughout: we will never forget our POWs and MIAs, and we won’t stop fighting for real solutions to the suicide crisis.

Mayor Muriel Bowser has granted RFK Stadium permission to rent the parking lot to AMVETS for this 1st Amendment event.

Breitbart is reporting that they’re expecting 100,000 bikers. Wow.

You can see the route here:

Here’s an excellent, short video report about the ride:

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and be sure to remember our brave, fallen heroes.

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Denied because

1. Too White
2. Overwhelmingly supported President Trump
3. Connected to the old , white, American loving military of old

Veterans Group: We care about veterans.

Biden Administration: We don’t care!

Veterans Group: We will never forget our POWs and MIAs.

Biden Administration: Not if we can help it!

Kamala Harris (purposely) ignores Memorial Day:

” Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW

— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021″

If you click on the picture link, guess what you see: Harris!

I clicked hoping she would disappear….maybe I need a hammer.

I think that the permits were denied because they are unnecessarily disruptive to the nearby residential neighborhoods, and post a security risk to the pentagon facilities. There are many mass events that used to start or finish in the Pentagon South Parking lot, but have been moved because of security concerns. I am sure that the same concerns apply to the North Parking lot where rolling thunder takes place. A lot of normal traffic flows on the highway near the Pentagon and these were all shut down on prior Memorial Day weekend. The motorcycles start coming in on Thursday night, and many riders ride around (making a lot of noise) on Friday and Saturday. This started out as a protest for accountability for Viet Nam War MIAs. It has turned into a motorcycle rally in search of a message/cause DOD has to regulate the use of the Pentagon reservation in a content neutral manner. They are reducing events in general.

    kyrrat in reply to lawgrad. | May 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    The message/cause seems clear in the article above.
    Continued advocacy for the nation’s missing in action and the veteran suicide crisis, the motorcycle demonstration focuses on critical issues facing our veterans and demand action for the 82,000 service members missing, as well as raise awareness of the 22 veterans who die by suicide each day.

    The message will be clear throughout: we will never forget our POWs and MIAs, and we won’t stop fighting for real solutions to the suicide crisis.

    They are renting RKF stadium parking lot to start from.

    Another Voice in reply to lawgrad. | May 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Disruptive?? Disruption looks more like those which were allowed to gather during the inauguration of Pres. Trump, or permits giving BLM street (thugs) organizers or the permitted dais giving to the likes of the troupes “Pussy Hat” brigade. After having been permitted for 34 years, NOT permitting Rolling Thunder is another political hard handed policy reflecting the same logic why the National Guard was left in place in D.C. up till a few weeks ago. Nothing about the Democrats actions give any sanctity to our military men and women going so far as to lower the flag to half staff for health care givers this weekend rather than do it last week or next week. Despicable Power Play Optics.

    Barry in reply to lawgrad. | May 31, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Bullshit. lawgrad my rear end.

henrybowman | May 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

I’d be interested to hear from a group organizer whether Issa’s intervention won them any actual concessions that they couldn’t have obtained just as easily without him.

“…at present, more than 81,700 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the more than 81,700 missing, 75% of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea (i.e. ship losses, known aircraft water losses, etc.).”https://www.dpaa.mil/Our-Missing/Past-Conflicts/
NEVER forget.

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