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Washington Just Got Shaken on Memorial Day – To Honor Our Veterans, A “Sea of Motorcyclists” Roll on In

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On Memorial Day weekend, most Americans will be enjoying the Sun. Perhaps they will be on a trip or grilling in the backyard.

But we can’t forget this day is about remembering the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. And one group made their splash in a big way, rolling into D.C. like a sea.

From NBC 4:

A sea of bikers were riding their motorcycles through Washington, D.C., Sunday to remember fallen military members and raise awareness about the troubles faced by those who came home.

Motorcycles have always been a central feature of this Memorial Day weekend demonstration — a tradition in the District that began in the late 1980s. But it’s always been about more than a ride.

Rolling to Remember shines a light on prisoners of war, military members missing in action and the struggles veterans face.

A train of bikers rolled into Washington for Memorial Day to honor our veterans. Rolling to Remember, though, is about more than remembering those who died to protect us.

The group also strives to raise awareness of veterans who continue to struggle. Many service members return from war, wrestling with many problems.

They suffer from PTSD and other mental hurdles. Some are disabled. Others need help returning to civilian life.

Rolling to Remember is one of many causes that seek to bring help to our warriors. In addition to this event, Rolling to Remember provides other services to veterans.

They are providing suicide awareness and prevention. The rate of suicides among veterans is double that of other people.

The event also featured Jon Stewart, who has long fought for more support among our veterans. He called for the passage of legislation to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rolling to Remember traveled to D.C. over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • The group of bikers raises awareness of the struggles return vets face.
  • They work to provide support and treatment to veterans facing mental illness.

Source: NBC 4