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‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)
You Tube via Top Right News ^ | 05-27-2014

Posted on 05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT by AuditTheFed

US - MILITARY - MEMORIAL DAY - ROLLING THUNDER

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Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars.

The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today.

God bless you all!

WATCH:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: day; memorial; memorialday; motorcycles; rollingthunder; veterans; vets

1 posted on 05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT by AuditTheFed
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To: AuditTheFed

Here’s the direct link to the video, without your blog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd3-OQ-pzh4


2 posted on 05/26/2014 9:12:18 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: AuditTheFed

Enough already with these motorcycles every year. Those of us who live here have to put up with their noise and traffic jams. I don’t see why a horde of motorcycles somehow commemorates veterans. Fortunately, I think most of these bikers are aging out. WTOP reported this morning the number of bikers is down significantly from the past few years.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: AuditTheFed

And this is why Hussein fled to Afghanistan. So as to acknowledge that he hears the sounds of the veterans.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: AuditTheFed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwlf5NuLZ78


5 posted on 05/26/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Poundstone

A pathetic post at best and if you don’t know what it’s about then you’re clueless to begin with and hoping the folks doing it are getting to old is just as asinine.

I’ve been doing this for 18 years running and will continue.

Dick pretty much sums it up.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: humblegunner
Hey Gunner, what's for dinner?


7 posted on 05/26/2014 9:21:36 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Poundstone

You better move. DC is America’s parade ground.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 9:21:57 AM PDT by sockhead
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To: maddog55

Thanks for saying it for me.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Poundstone

If you don’t get what this is all about then you are on the wrong site.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 9:24:35 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: AuditTheFed

We watched about three miles of these folks ride down our main drag here in Overland Park KS at about 6:00 p.m. last year on the Friday before the ride in DC. They come from all over the country. It was an amazing sight.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Poundstone

Well, ‘proud’ retired GOVERNMENT employee, you definitely are Pathetic.

Of course, you are entitled to your opinion and in the same vein I am entitled to me.

Enough already with these a$$hole$ like you every day.

You may or may not have served but you sort of remind me of a pencil pushing geek who has never contributed ANYTHING to society yet you probably didn’t mind the FREE days off that honored our Country, Flag and Veterans.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 9:30:54 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: xrmusn

I am entitled to me. ?????
= = = = = = = = = = =
to mine....


13 posted on 05/26/2014 9:33:46 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Poundstone

Besides, it’s Memorial Day (when we honor our war dead) not Veterans Day.

PS: Loud motorcycles are a public nuisance. One makes as much noise as a hundred automobiles or quality motorcycles. I’m feeling cranky, so I’m letting the narcissistic baby boomers who need attention for their fart noises have it today.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 9:37:53 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: Poundstone

Enough already with these motorcycles every year.

Freerepublic’s posting rules do not allow me to write what I think of you and your statement.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 9:38:49 AM PDT by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: xrmusn

you probably didn’t mind the FREE days off that honored our Country, Flag and Veterans.


Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

It’s to honor our war dead. Not the country (July 4) flag (June 14), or veterans (Nov 11).

And the freedom I’m grateful for is enjoyed every day. A vacation day is something I earned for myself. Don’t confuse vacations and freedom.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 9:40:39 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: Poundstone

The elitist Washington DC crowd needs to be disturbed every now and then. It would be fine with me if they shut that place down 365 days per year every year.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Poundstone

That “Noise” is the sound of freedom.
It sounds better than Loud Rap music and police sirens.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 9:47:34 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: maddog55
A pathetic post at best and if you don’t know what it’s about then you’re clueless to begin with and hoping the folks doing it are getting to old is just as asinine.

I’ve been doing this for 18 years running and will continue.

Dick pretty much sums it up.

Thanks for saying what I was thinking...

19 posted on 05/26/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: Freeping Since 2001

Wrong, wrong, and wrong.
= = = = = = = =

In what you cited from me, I said ‘FREE dayS off’.

My comment was though he(she) may not agree with everything being done, they don’t mind the ‘day off’.

Rolling Thunder is in honor of our Nations Dead and the Missing and unaccounted for POW’s/MIA’s


20 posted on 05/26/2014 10:08:04 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Old Yeller

Mac daddy is in Afghanistan to visit a new bath house.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 10:13:29 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Yorlik803

Amen! The Two Stoke Hum!!!


22 posted on 05/26/2014 10:31:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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23 posted on 05/26/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AuditTheFed

for later


24 posted on 05/26/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Old Yeller; shibumi

Spot on!

[and Poundstone has sand in his vagina]


25 posted on 05/26/2014 11:17:37 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: xrmusn

I’m entitled to you, too.

:)


26 posted on 05/26/2014 11:18:44 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: mylife

The people of Greencastle PA and Martinsburg WV [and thousands who line the interstate and overpasses on the way, between] turn out in droves to listen to our “noise pollution” every year as thousands of us ride for the benefit of the WV VA hospital.

Then, when you get there, men with *no legs* try to raise themselves up in their wheelchairs to salute *you*.

Every year, I get the same damn blurry eye problem.

Must be the wind.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Poundstone

What the vets think of the bikers who ride to honor them every year matters.

What you think does not.

~One~ day of every year is for *them*.

*You* have all the rest.

Get over yourself.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 11:29:00 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: mylife
Hey Gunner, what's for dinner?

Well, why don't you go, and look in the cupboard?
You'll find it as empty, as ol' Mother Hubbard.
The ol' mule's sick, and I couldn't go get meat,
and therefore my young'uns, you got nothin' to eat.

29 posted on 05/26/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Yorlik803; Poundstone

That “Noise” is the sound of freedom.
It sounds better than Loud Rap music and police sirens.


AMEN!


30 posted on 05/26/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Salamander

I’m entitled to you, too.

:)
= = = = = = = =
OK..... ‘I’m yours’....<: <:

Semper Fi!


31 posted on 05/26/2014 12:22:10 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Salamander

I have that same blurry eye problem now as I read your post.

THANK YOUR FOR THANKING THESE BRAVE SOLIDERS WHO GAVE MUCH SO THAT WE MAY BE FREE.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 1:56:21 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

Correct that to read, “you.”


33 posted on 05/26/2014 1:57:55 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Poundstone

Shame on you.


34 posted on 05/26/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: humblegunner

For the 18th year I escorted RFTW from Ontario,CA to DC to participate in Rolling Thunder.

After 10 days across,I drop them off at the North Pentagon parking lot and then head down to my uncles in TN. Observe Memorial Day in Cleveland,TN (Bradley County) with family.

We’ve helped a lot of vets heal (including me) over the years.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 2:23:32 PM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: Salamander

It is very humbling to have an old veteran who can hardly walk unassisted saluting you as you ride by. It is an honor to be able to contribute the thousands of dollars we collect for our veterans’ assistance.

Poundstone can pound sand . . .


36 posted on 05/26/2014 3:51:34 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Yorlik803

Ditto, makes me burst with pride hearing all that noise, bring it on!


37 posted on 05/26/2014 6:50:23 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: humblegunner

I don’t get that. Seems to me the solution is obvious...eat the mule.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 5:31:17 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: BraveMan; Poundstone
It is very humbling to have an old veteran who can hardly walk unassisted saluting you as you ride by. It is an honor to be able to contribute the thousands of dollars we collect for our veterans’ assistance.

Poundstone can pound sand . . .

I think one of the cyclists snapped a photo of Poundstone as he and his fellow veterans rolled by:


39 posted on 05/27/2014 6:10:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BraveMan

Well, after saying the attendance was *way* down, this is surely gonna break his cold little heart:

“Final numbers for Rolling Thunder XXVII are still being compiled, however, the initial number is well over one million riders/participants.”


40 posted on 05/27/2014 11:55:56 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Poundstone
What you don't seem to get is that a tremendous number of the bikers are veterans. The love of freedom doesn't die just because you didn't die defending it.
41 posted on 05/28/2014 12:00:53 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: BraveMan

This is a story I hate to tell because it shames me.

The second or third year, as usual, we got rained on.

Only this time, it was a frog drowner.

My thigh high boots filled with water and sank to my ankles.

I thought putting a bandanna over my nose and mouth would help but I only succeeded in waterboarding myself for 40 miles.

When we got to the VA, I was the most miserable, mouthy, whiny, complaining bitch you could hope to never see.

I slopped across the parking lot to where the welcoming vets stood and a man in a wheelchair with no legs grabbed my hand and thanked me, with tears in his eyes, for coming, despite the weather.

I have never been so ashamed in my whole life.

Here I was, pissing and moaning over wet clothes and muddy hair, when this dear man probably slept in some godforsaken, stinking rice paddy for a year.

I hated myself.

It was a pivotal moment in my selfish life.

I squeezed his hand and said “Yeah, the weather ~was~ a bit soft” and grinned.

It will, even there’s NO chance of rain, undoubtedly soak me again this year and by God, I will ride there cheerfully and gratefully.

I see that we’re back to the position of raising funds for “luxuries” like soap and shampoo, again.

Funny how we’d been riding prior to the last 5 or so years to pay for real luxuries like big screen TVs and video games.

Cannot *imagine* what has changed.

:-\


42 posted on 05/28/2014 12:09:31 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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43 posted on 05/29/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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