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    Default Rftw 2019

    Good day since I have not seen anything posted about this I thought I would bring it up. Next week May 15-24 2019 will be the 31st year for this event. It will be the first for me and I am curious to see if any other spyderlovers will be doing it also? I will join the group in the DFW area then on to DC via the southern route link here https://rftw.us/wp-content/uploads/2...-Itinerary.pdf
    I hope to see some other spyders join up. This is also the last year for rolling thunder https://www.rollingthunder1.com/
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    Hello Springcrawler. I hope you enjoy the event and the weather is good. Will you be attending all 3 days? I'm there all 3 days its about 75 miles from my place.
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    I'll be there. Staying in Falls Church, VA. I'm leaving to go home directly after the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperSpyder View Post
    Hello Springcrawler. I hope you enjoy the event and the weather is good. Will you be attending all 3 days? I'm there all 3 days its about 75 miles from my place.
    Yes sir will be staying in Springfield comfort inn will leave for home on Monday hope it doesn't.. rain we have had our share here all week

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    FRIDAY, MAY 24th
    5 PM - Washington National Cathedral - 'Blessing of the Bikes'
    9 PM - Candle Light Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    SATURDAY MAY, 25th
    9 AM- 9 PM Thunder Alley The official vendor site for Rolling Thunder XXXII is on 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Official Rolling Thunder patches, pins and T-shirts are on sale in Thunder Alley, along with food and biker related goods.

    SUNDAY MAY, 26th
    6 AM - Reveille - Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Wake-up call for all riders taking part in the Rolling Thunder XXXII First Amendment Demonstration Run. Bikers rally in the North and South Pentagon parking lots at 7 AM for a noon departure.
    9 AM - Thunder Alley Opens: Location: 22nd and Constitution Ave NW
    12 PM - Rolling Thunder XXXII First Amendment Demonstration Run
    First Amendment Demonstration Run - Bikes leave

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    I take it that RTFW will continue but with a different activity at the end?

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    The Pentagon has made it cost prohibitive to continue their event. Apparently we were causing them to much embarrassment by bringing attention to the POW/MIA issue, so they hit us in the pocket book.

    The RFTW is a separate event. Rolling Thunder has alternative plans for future rides .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    The Pentagon has made it cost prohibitive to continue their event. Apparently we were causing them to much embarrassment by bringing attention to the POW/MIA issue, so they hit us in the pocket book.

    The RFTW is a separate event. Rolling Thunder has alternative plans for future rides .
    My impression from looking at the two sites was that the culmination of the RFTW was primarily the Rolling Thunder ride in DC, but I guess not.

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    Run for the wall is from 5/15/2019 to 5/24/2019 (bikers start there ride from all over the country to head to DC for the Wall https://rftw.us/) the event ends when as Rolling Thunder events start all in DC. So two events that can tie in if you wish to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperSpyder View Post
    Run for the wall is from 5/15/2019 to 5/24/2019 (bikers start there ride from all over the country to head to DC for the Wall https://rftw.us/) the event ends when as Rolling Thunder events start all in DC. So two events that can tie in if you wish to do that.
    Thank you. That clears it up. Apparently I'm not the only one who has been confused! This news release is on the RFTW site: https://rftw.us/wp-content/uploads/2...-14-2018-1.pdf. I need to seriously think about joining the ride before it's too late for me. I lost two high school classmates in Viet Nam.

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    RFTW and Rolling Thunder is true tribute to meaning of Memorial Day IMO. This is a time when we put all that other stuff aside, and stand / ride as one.
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    Just lost my uncle, who was an F-4D Phantom pilot in VietNam.
    I will be in attendance at Rolling Thunder...riding down with some folks from NJ on Saturday, staying with friends in town, "Rolling" on Sunday, homeward on Monday.
    Thanks to all who have served and do serve!
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    I hope to meet some of you there.

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