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Here are some other facts about Rolling Thunder and the history behind it.

  1. Rolling Thunder Inc. is not a motorcycle rally. It is a demonstration for POW/MIA accountability of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public: “We Will Not Forget.”
  2. The number of participants/spectators for the first Rolling Thunder in 1987 was 2,500; the last demonstration was estimated at 900,000.
  3. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised mostly of veterans — many of whom ride motorcycles. — neither qualification is a prerequisite to join.
  4. The demonstration gets its name from the 1965 bombing campaign against North Vietnam dubbed “Operation Rolling Thunder.”
  5. Rolling Thunder Charities, Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps raise funds for veterans, active duty military and their families in need of help.
  6. Rolling Thunder Inc. has advocated and/or co-authored legislation to improve the POW/MIA issue, veterans’ benefits, concerns and interests as follows
  7. Rolling Thunder, Inc. veterans speak to youth groups about the honor of serving their country and educating them about the POW/MIA issue.
  8. Thousands of hours are logged by Rolling Thunder, Inc. members at local VA hospitals nationwide.

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