A crowd of almost 1 Million bikers and spectators gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday for the annual Rolling Thunder rally.
The annual biker rally has been happening every year since 1998 and those gathered meet to honor the memory of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.
Many of those who take part in the Rolling Thunder Rally are military veterans – though it is not a necessary requirement of participation – and this year the rally holds extra meaning.
The VA Scandal has everyone, especially our military veterans, on edge. For a society that gives lipservice to our regard for veterans… the VA Scandal makes it all seem like a lie.
One biker, Henry from Maine, put it like this –
“I’m 70 percent disabled. I know all about the VA, it didn’t come as a surprise,” he said.
“We fought for years to get benefits that we were entitled to. It is outrageous, but what can you do about it? Not much.”
“We may have the best army in the world, but we treat the veterans terribly, especially veterans from Vietnam and Korea.”
It’s a sad day when a nation chooses not to care for their heroes.
Thank you Veterans for your service – there are many among us who do remember the sacrifices you’ve made.
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