Early Thursday morning, Georgia Chapter 1 of Rolling Thunder will be leaving from the Mini-mart in Shiloh, Ga., for its annual ride to Washington D.C. This Memorial Day weekend will bring the Rolling Thunder gathering of motorcyclists and others to Washington in their effort to push for an accounting of veterans missing in past wars.
This year's ride has an added mission. The local Rolling Thunder riders will be escorting Bill Freeman, a veteran and former POW during the Korean War, who will have the honor of presenting a wreath at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Rolling Thunder is a non-profit organization that educates and promotes awareness about POW/MIA issues and supports local veterans.
If you are able, be in Shiloh Thursday morning to give the group a thumbs up for their mission and send them off with prayers for a safe ride and to show Bill Freeman and the others that their service to our country is appreciated.
For more information, contact Harper Faulkner, the local Rollin Thunder chapter president, at
706-846-3781, or Jeff Mills, vice president, at 706-570-1332.
To visit the website of Rolling Thunder Georgia Chaper 1, clickhere
. On their home page is the riding route for the ride to the nation's capital and the group's overall mission statement.