Rolling Thunder rolls into D.C. for 30th anniversary event

The 30th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle event took place in the capital this weekend, raising awareness of the needs of veterans across the country [ video’s and pics! ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year since 2002, one Marine — retired Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers — has faced the roar of the Rolling Thunder alone, standing at attention and offering a salute as the motorcyclists ride by.

The noise and chaos swirl around him, but he does not move. He remains steadfast in his salute until the last rider has passed.

For 15 years, he’s held that salute for hours — through bad weather and good — and despite an uncasted broken wrist in 2011.

Even his own wedding in 2016 didn’t stop him from standing his post. In fact, his new wife — still in her wedding gown — took a post beside him.

Chambers, known by the riders simply as “The Lone Marine,” says his mission is simple: “I try to catch their eyes and give them that ‘welcome home’ they never got.” (Conservative Fighters)

Fox 5 report on ‘The Lone Marine’:

 

 

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Rolling Thunder takes place in D.C. despite rains

The 30th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle demonstration took place in the capital on Sunday as part of weekend celebrations ahead of Memorial Day, raising awareness of the needs of veterans across the country and calling for the recognition of American prisoners of war and those missing in action. Thousands of riders, enthusiasts and veterans donned leather…

 

* Feature image – Rolling Thunder 2014 courtesy Robert Stanklewicz

 

 



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