Rolling Thunder® Inc. Chapter 1 NC will host their 2nd annual POW-MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 10:00am at the North Carolina Veterans Park, 300 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, NC.
The purpose of this ceremony is to honor and remember the more than 83,000 Americans listed as Prisoner of War – Missing in Action and remain unaccounted for from all wars.
Guest speakers are still being lined up, but the centerpiece of the ceremony will be the presentation the Missing Man Table by the Rolling Thunder® Chapter 1 NC Honor Guard Team. This presentation is a stark visual reminder of those who cannot be with us because they have not come home.
Following the ceremony will be the start of the 8th annual “We Ride for Those Who Can’t” Remembrance Run. You do not need to ride a motorcycle to participate, anyone can register and take part in planned activities. Prior to the ride, once again this year registered participants will receive a card with information about one of the nearly 240 North Carolinians who remain unaccounted for from Vietnam and Korea…riders will take these heroes with them on a leisurely ride, giving us an opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy today…freedoms that have come at great cost…and to honor them for the sacrifices they made in service to our nation.
The ride will end at Freedom Biker Church, 455 Rock Hill Rd. Fayetteville, NC, where registered participants will be treated to lunch, prizes, vendors and some exceptional entertainment. We are pleased to announce that Madison Rising will be performing to close out the day.
Madison Rising is a hard-hitting rock band from the greater New York area. The band is led by Air Force Veteran Rio Hiett with support from Samuel Fishman, AJ Larsen and Tom DiPietro. After gaining national acclaim for their rocked-out rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, they have toured around the world. The band has promoted the ideals of patriotism and honored our veteran community around the world. The band has performed at events such as NFL games, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics, the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Police and Fire Games at RFK Stadium, at NASCAR, the 73rd Annual Motorcycle Rally at Sturgis, 2015 National Police Week on the West Lawn of the Capitol as well as many military, corporate and veteran events both at home and abroad.
Early registration is available and highly encouraged right here on our website. Questions can be directed to:
John Thompson, President Rolling Thunder® Chapter 1 at 941-380-8844
Jim Hollister, Chairman of the Board Rolling Thunder® Chapter 1 NC at 910-273-3367
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