The 30th Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is happening May 27-29 and it is, as all previous runs, open to anyone who wishes to show their support.
As their official website says, the Rolling Thunder Run mission is to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country.
First Amendment Demonstration Run:
The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual ride and gathering that first started in 1988. Riders from around the nation, and even around the world rally in the Pentagon parking lots and begin the run through the streets of Washington, D.C. Afterward, it is an opportunity to meet old and new friends, pay respect at the memorials and participate in the Memorial Day events. The Demonstration Run is an actual demonstration/protest for the fact that we left POWs and MIAs behind. The Run is to bring about awareness and to ensure it never happens again.
Check out this video for a glimpse at the 2016 Rolling Thunder Demonstration Run!
No special membership or registration is required to participate in or observe the run.