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Rolling Thunder

The veteran organization "Rolling Thunder" rode into Washington aloft their custom motorcycles for three days of events honoring their fellow veterans and strengthening ties with President George W. Bush, their choice for November's election. The organization took its name from Operation Rolling Thunder — the United States' extensive bombing campaign during the Vietnam War. "When you ride a whole bunch of Harleys together with straight pipes, it sounds like a B-52 carpet bombing," said Mr. Muller, who earned the Combat Infantry Badge serving in the Army's 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

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These motorcycles surround a statue of Bernardo De Galvez, who was Governor of Louisiana and Commander of the Spanish troops which defeated British forces in West and East Florida during the American Revolution.

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Every year thousands of veterans and supporters make a pilgrimage to DC to pay there respects for the men and women who fought for our great nation.

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For some of these motorcycle groups, they will remain in DC for all three days. *

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Proud to be an American

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These guys belong to the McRauders Motorcycle Chapter of Virginia.

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It does'nt get any better than this

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This is a nice group image

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My personal favorite Harley, the V-Rod

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Wow, look at the rake on this chopper!

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Riding into DC in formation *

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This year it seems like more supporters of Rolling Thunder showed up than previous years.

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You can tell that these people are not only spectators, but also participants.

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Enjoying the view *

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Go on, you can smile *

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Smile!

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