Rolling ThunderMay 29, 2011
Rolling Thunder is a motorcycle rally that happens every Memorial Day weekend in Washington D.C. where hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists from all over the country gather to ride in memory of those who have died in war and to help bring POWs home. Josh and I have been trying to explain to Sabrina why we have this holiday and what this event is about. She was naturally very curious.
Therefore, Sabrina and I wandered over to the Pentagon on Sunday to see for ourselves just how big Rolling Thunder really is. We were impressed and surrounded by a community and culture that we don’t usually find ourselves in. It was a lot of tatoos, leather, denim, bandannas, boots and more. However, everyone was very friendly and we even found a Wildcat fan in the crowd. The Pentagon parking lot was FULL of motorcycles, I heard estimates of 700,000! Sabrina and I staked out a spot right where the route began and watched as the motorcycles left the lot. There is a reason the event is called Rolling Thunder, it is LOUD! But we had a great time and on our way back to the car Sabrina asked if we could do it again next year. I love that we have so many interesting opportunities to witness events like this.