Lots of events on tap for Rolling Thunder this weekend in Washington D.C.
Friday, May 26
5 PM – Washington National Cathedral – ‘Blessing of the Bikes’
9 PM – Candle Light Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Saturday, May 27
9 AM- 9 PM Thunder Alley The official vendor site for Rolling Thunder XXX 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 28
6 AM – Reveille – Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Wake-up call for all riders taking part in the Rolling Thunder XXX 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 XXX Ride for Freedom
First Amendment Demonstration Run – Bikes leave the North Pentagon parking lot to begin their run through the Mall area. After the run, police will direct riders to West Potomac Park, where they will pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.
1:30 PM – Rolling Thunder Speakers Program (Lincoln Memorial)
3 PM – Musical tribute to Veterans – Billy Ray Cyrus, Gordon Painter, and Rockie Lynne
8 PM – Memorial Day Concert – at the Capitol.
Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
9 AM – 5 PM – Thunder Alley is Open at 22nd and Consitution Ave
9 AM – WWII Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony
11 AM – Wreath Laying Ceremony – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetary.
1 PM – Vietnam Veterans Wreath laying ceremony
2 PM – Annual Memorial Day Observance at Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Honoring the fallen service men and women of the Vietnam War.
2 PM – National Memorial Day Parade – Marching bands and veterans’ units from all 50 states. Begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest.
3 PM – National Moment of Remembrance