Monday, May 28, 2012

Weather Calls For Rolling Thunder

I've wasted a good hour today looking for something meaningful to post here for Memorial Day.  Unlike last year, I've come up empty.  Because, you know, I only had the entire Internet to search on.

Every Memorial Day weekend, though, a bunch of folks ride by here who don't need to search on the Internet for something meaningful about this day.  This is the weekend Rolling Thunder takes over our roads, and I don't know a soul who begrudges them that privilege. Unless you have actually seen it, it can be hard to imagine how it feels to see thousands of motorcyclists making a pilgrimage to our nation's capital, all heading for that candlelight vigil at the Vietnam War Memorial. 

A LOT of motorcycles happening around here...


Goosebumps, people...it gives you goosebumps.  Maybe because it eloquently demonstrates what this day is all about - the importance of remembering the fallen.



[Rolling Thunder image: DistrictGeek]

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6 comments:

  1. Oh my. I bet there are no words to describe that!

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  2. Goosebumps is the right word. So powerful.

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  3. They had a similar thing about 2 years ago here--2 miles of motorcycles headed to Lambeau. I got terribly choked up watching all of those people ride past.

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  4. I'm so thankful I no longer work sundays. The sight of all the motorcycles that gather at the 5 sided asylum is breathtaking, however, it does make the commute on that Sunday challenging.

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  5. How wonderful--it is stirring just to read about.

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