Bikers are rolling in Washington, D.C. one last time for the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally.
For 31 years every Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bikers have ridden into the nation’s capital. However, costs and logistics will bring the national rally to an end.
Even with all the sight and spectacle of the parade of bikes, Rolling Thunder started and continues to be a protest demonstration.
Each ride, year after year, is about accountability from the government on soldiers. The bikers are demanding answers for the thousands of missing troops and U.S. prisoners of war.
This year’s ride from the Pentagon to the mall will be the last. Organizers said it’s a combination of the costs to put the event on and the red tape that the Federal government forces on them to hold it.
While there will no longer be a national ride after this year, Rolling Thunder rides across the country are expected to continue.