Rolling Thunder holds Ride for Freedom in Washington (12 images)

The Rolling Thunder motorcycle club participated in the annual Ride for Freedom though Washington, D.C., on May 28.

The group, comprised mostly of veterans, began their annual ride during Memorial Day weekend in 1988. Rolling Thunder's aim is to bring awareness to POW/MIA soldiers. The route goes from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Updated: May 30, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes Rolling Thunder riders. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes Rolling Thunder riders. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Participants in the annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom aim to bring awareness to Prisoners of War and soldiers who are designated Missing in Action. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Riders make their way over Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Riders make their way over Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Rolling Thunder estimates the number of participants and spectators in the annual Memorial Day weekend event has grown from 2,500 for the first ride to hundreds of thousands today. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Participants cruise over Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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