Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  •  A Marine salutes a motorcyclist riding in the 21st Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The group ride raises awareness about prisoners of war, troops missing in action and veterans' benefits. Standing before the Marine is a table with an empty chair, which symbolizes the absence of those servicemembers lost in combat. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Motorcycle riders cruise through Washington, D.C., during the 21st
Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25, 2008. The bikers ride to raise
awareness about prisoners of war, troops missing in action and veterans'
benefits. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Motorcycle riders cheer as they ride through Washington, D.C., during the 21st
Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Spectators show their support as motorcycle riders rumble by the National Mall during the 21st Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in Washington, D.C., , May 25, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Veterans' activist and actor John Amos, star of television series "Men in
Trees" and former co-star of the program "Good Times," addresses an
audience gathered the 21st Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25,
2008, in Washington, D.C. Amos is a former member of the New Jersey
National Guard and honorary Master Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • A spectator holds a flag to show his support for motorcycle riders rumbling by during the 21st Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., , May 25, 2008.
 Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Motorcyclists cruise through Washington, D.C., during the 21st Rolling
Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel
  • Motorcyclists participating in the 21st Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, May 25, 2008, pause before the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Defense Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel