The sound of Memorial Day weekend in Washington DC. Hundreds of thousands of bikers from across the country revved their engines Sunday for the annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom. And cheering them on, hundreds of spectators. Some of whom had served, many others paying tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
>> The greatest thing a person can ever do for a veteran is say thank you, and this is just one giant thank you.>> Jason White fought in the Gulf War. He said he came to the Pentagon, the meeting spot before the ride, as a show of force and to be a part of the brotherhood.
>> The more important reason though is it's for the missing, and those who are still unaccounted for.>> Organizers and participants say they want answers as to what happened to live POWs and those missing in action. Rolling Thunder's mission is just that, to never forget.>> When you forget, then people are gone.
And once we're gone, all we got is memories.>> For spectators like Ernesto Martinez, it was important to brave the rain to keep those memories alive, and to be a part of this giant thank you, as the motorcycles whizzed by.