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Thousands Roll in for Rolling Thunder

This is the 25th annual event honoring those who died while serving.



    Derrick Ward reports on Rolling Thunder's annual Memorial Day tribute. (Published Sunday, May 27, 2012)

    Don’t worry about that roaring sound you hear, it’s just the sound of thousands of motorcycles cruising into town for annual Rolling Thunder event.

    Thousands of motorcycles are rolling through the city Sunday to honor those who sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedom.

    It’s the 25th annual Rolling Thunder Run, and the bikers have plenty of events planned.

    On Sunday, they plan to meet on the National Mall and hold a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. The plan called for bikers to gather in the Pentagon parking lots before moving up Washington Boulevard in Arlington to the Memorial Bridge. Crossing into the District, the procession moved down Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turning onto Third Street, the route took a hard right onto Independence Avenue before turning off at the Tidal Basin and coming to a stop on Ohio Drive.

    On the holiday Monday, there are multiple events scheduled, including a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and a remembrance ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    For a complete list of events going on this weekend with the Rolling Thunder Run, head to their website.