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JerseyAngel
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Posted on Thu, May 22, 2008 13:13

Is anyone going to DC for the Rolling Thunder event at the Wall this Memorial Day weekend? If so, would love to see ya. I will be there Sunday so drop me a line.


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Eye_m_no_angel
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Posted on Wed, May 28, 2008 20:03

Oh, I know you don't have to be a Vietnam vet to ride in the parade. I just chose not to, as I would rather voice my support for those that were. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.


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Posted on Wed, May 28, 2008 13:59

I left cape cod and met a buddy in yonkers. we headed to meet 3 more at exit 8 on the jersey turnpike. the weather was sunny and cool. we took the cape may ferry across the delaware bay and rode to norfolk. we stayed the nite and headed to DC. We rode with washington harley in the morning on the yellow ribbon ride to the pentagon. of course it was the only multi-thousand bike run that I've EVER been on to stop at red lights.. to me it looks like the local DC cops were fighting with the staties.. whatever... there were many less people than I remember from years before.. and I go every year... Perhaps you already know this but the ride from the Pentagon in not a parade but a political demonstration. The original idea was for a motorcycle run thru the capitol to show the the country that abandoned American soldiers in Viet Nam that those left behind still mattered. They matter to fellow servicemen and women and a country that they sacrificed so much for. So it's not really for them... as much as it is about them.. whether you ride or not... NEVER FORGET THEM.


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Posted on Wed, May 28, 2008 08:41

You don't have to be a Vietnam Vet to participate. BUT the entire Pentagon parking lot was packed. We were toward the front. We rolled around 2. It was amazing. I kept having one emotional moment after another. When the copter flew over, my son called at that precise moment. The people in our group could not believe it!!!


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Posted on Fri, May 23, 2008 21:40

Right. Get to the Pentagon early and have about 3-4 hours of sitting in the sun with bikes packed wheel to wheel and cheek to jowl. Bring your own water and stuff. (Last year they didn't have anything available.) Now me, I did not ride in the parade because I was not a Vietnam vet. I figured that even though I've been pretty close to Vietnam, (real close, actualy,) that wasn't my war and the parade was for THEM. (A few too many years too late, but they finaly got their parade.) We parked with the oldest MC in the country and I was priveledged to add my small voice to the cheers. I was also lucky enough to have been hosted by a fellow former Special Forces Brother and Vietnam vet, who was kind enough to show us around his city. Have fun, Rita.


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Posted on Fri, May 23, 2008 01:28

That's what we're doing. I'm going with ppl from BON


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Posted on Thu, May 22, 2008 19:08

Nope, not going. If you do go though, I'd suggest not going to the Pentagon to participate in the RT ride. It's better if you just park and watch.


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