Every year, thousands of motorcyclists from across the country pour into Washington D.C. for the annual Memorial Day Rolling Thunder.
This year was particularly special because it is the 30th anniversary of an event, meant “to educate, facilitate, and never forget … service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War”.
— Kristyn Leon (@Kristyn_leon) May 28, 2017
— Tom Porter (@TomPorterDC) May 28, 2017
According to estimates, approximately 900,000 participants and spectators are participating in the event this year.
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) May 28, 2017
— Rob Damschen (@robdamschen) May 28, 2017
— Vietnam Vet Memorial (@VVMF) May 28, 2017
One of those involved in the festivities was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This awesome video says it all!
The Conservative Treehouse had this to say about Tillerson’s ride:
O.K., this is just buckets of all-American awesome. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rides with Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Memorial Day and salute our armed forces.
We knew T-Rex was awesome, but who knew T-Rex was Rolling Thunder level awesome?
— Victor Martinez (@vjmar1) May 28, 2017
The Guardian had their own comments on the Secretary of State:
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stand with Rolling Thunder, Inc. founder Artie Muller (3rd-R) and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin (R) as opening remarks are delivered at the Pentagon of Washington, D.C. in honor of Memorial Day.
Everyone loved seeing the SoS there.
Schedule of events is here.
If you want to know more, here is a great video on the history of the event.