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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:53 AM

Massive DC Memorial Day motorcycle ride aims to raise awareness of veteran issues

Massive DC Memorial Day motorcycle ride aims to raise awareness of veteran issues

Valerie Bonk | vbonk@wtop.com

April 11, 2021, 6:26 PM

Tens of thousands of people are expected in D.C. this Memorial Day for a massive motorcycle demonstration to raise awareness of issues facing veterans nationwide.

The annual Rolling Thunder ride ended two years ago and American Veterans, or AMVETS, swept it up, creating the new Rolling to Remember ride.

The first date for the event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. ... “It’s really just too important in veterans advocacy not to continue,” said AMVETS National Executive Director Joe Chenelly.

He said that the event honors veterans and raises awareness about prisoners of war. And the group is adding mental health awareness to the ride’s mission.

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See the full schedule of events here.

Valerie Bonk
Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas.

vbonk@wtop.com

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IronLionZion Apr 12 #1

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:10 PM

1. I'll tell Repubs it was cancelled under Trump but now they're ridin with Biden

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