Rolling Thunder stops at Pentagon en route to Warrior Games
By Alexandra Hemmerly-BrownMay 6, 2010
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 6, 2010) -- Motorcycle-riding members of the national organization Rolling Thunder stopped at the Pentagon Wednesday and met with two wounded Sailors and a Soldier who will be participating in the first-ever Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, May 10-14.
Rolling Thunder is on a five-day journey across the U.S. toting flags to be flown at the games and to bring awareness to the competition. One of the five American flags which were flown over military bases throughout the world, will be flown each day of the competition.
The motorcyclists and the wounded servicemembers also took a moment to honor those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
James Laychak, the president and chairman of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, led a moment of silence at the Pentagon Memorial. Laychak lost his brother when American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
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