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Ride To The Wall Washington DC In 2010 Rolling Thunder XXIII, Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC, is fast approaching and I am up way to early considering I put my clocks ahead one hour but I am up and outlining the events that BAM, Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcycles and Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP will be participating at during the Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC for Rolling Thunder’s Ride to the Wall.
This is “the rally” to attend, in my opinion. I went for the first time last year with Carmella Brown of New York Rider Magazine and it was a truly inspirational event.
Rolling Thunder is an organization of men and women of all ages who are united in raising awareness to the cause of bringing full accountability for POW’s and MIA’s of all wars. There motto is “We Will Not Forget” and we should never forget. Many of our fellow bikers have a son, daughter, brother or sister fighting a war overseas now.
Somerville, New Jersey, 1997, two Vietnam veterans, Artie Muller and Ray Manzo, meet to discuss their personal concerns about the prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) from the Vietnam War. They had both served this great Nation in war and were greatly disappointed in the lack of attention given to those who fought for this country and did not return home.
The first Rolling Thunder Rally took place in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day Weekend in 1988 and attracted an estimated 2500 bikers that would announce their presence by the roar of their motorcycles. This ‘roar’ to the Vets sounded like the 1965 bombing campaign against North Vietnam dubbed Operation Rolling Thunder. “Rolling Thunder” the title that would stand in time and be trademarked in 1990.
Rolling Thunder Charities, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization in 2007. This allows you the individual and corporations who donate funds to Rolling Thunder to receive a tax deduction. These donations are used for veterans, active military and their families in need of help.  No officers of Rolling Thunder Charities, Inc. receive compensation; they all donate our time. This is the motorcycle event of the year and we should all get out and support our troops.
I will be with Carmella Brown and Lisa Petrocelli of New York Rider Magazine and you can find BAM/Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in the lobby of the Hyatt and at Thunder Alley.
See you there.
Lisa and Dino Petrocelli (his photography rocks) at Rolling Thunder 2009.