Say it ain’t so!
source: USA Today
Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend amid confusion over whether this would be the final ride for Rolling Thunder, the annual Memorial Day weekend demonstration described by organizers as “an emotional display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country.”
Organizers cited changing times, the growing size of the event, a lack of cooperation from federal officials and a price tag estimated at $200,000. Starting in 2020, smaller Memorial Day weekend programs will be conducted in individual states, the group announced in December.
President Donald Trump, however, has other ideas for the future of the annual Ride for Freedom.
“The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come…………. It is where they want to be, & where they should be. Have a wonderful time today. Thank you to our great men & women of the Pentagon for working it out!”Donald Trump