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Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard prepare to march towards the center stage at the Rolling Thunder demonstration on May 26, 2013.

Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard prepare to march towards the center stage at the Rolling Thunder demonstration on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard

Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard carry Gerald McCullar to be placed in front of the Rolling Thunder demonstration stage to demonstrate as a POW trapped in a cage to show solidarity with comrades missing in action.

Chapter 3 VA Rolling Thunder Honor Guard carry Gerald McCullar to be placed in front of the Rolling Thunder demonstration stage to demonstrate as a POW trapped in a cage to show solidarity with comrades missing in action. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Back by popular demand, Hannah returns to sing the National Anthem at the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Reflecting Pool near the Lincoln Memorial on May 26, 2013.

Back by popular demand, Hannah returns to sing the National Anthem at the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Reflecting Pool near the Lincoln Memorial on May 26, 2013. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Gary G. Wetzel, is called to stage to share a few words with Rolling Thunder audience at the Reflecting Pool facing the Lincoln Memorial on May 26, 2013.

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Gary G. Wetzel, is called to stage to share a few words with Rolling Thunder audience at the Reflecting Pool facing the Lincoln Memorial on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, Rolling Thunder founder and executive director, addresses the Rolling Thunder audience at the Reflection Pool on May 26, 2013.

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, Rolling Thunder founder and executive director, addresses the Rolling Thunder audience at the Reflection Pool on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Scottish bagpipe band Loch Rannoch Pipes and Drums from Bucks County, Pennsylvania perform for the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, May 26, 2013.

Scottish bagpipe band Loch Rannoch Pipes and Drums from Bucks County, Pennsylvania perform for the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Scottish bagpipe band Loch Rannoch Pipes and Drums from Bucks County, Pennsylvania perform for the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, May 26, 2013.

Scottish bagpipe band Loch Rannoch Pipes and Drums from Bucks County, Pennsylvania perform for the Rolling Thunder XXVI demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Abraham Lincoln impersonator posed for photos with tourist at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day weekend.

Abraham Lincoln impersonator posed for photos with tourist at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day weekend. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Washington DC Metropolitan police lead the XXVI Rolling Thunder riders across the Memorial Bridge.

Washington DC Metropolitan police lead the XXVI Rolling Thunder riders across the Memorial Bridge. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Brothers Michael Beene, left, and Patrick Beene of Burke, Va. take turns helping Navy Veteran Paul Stancliff hold the U.S. and POW/MIA flags to honor Rolling Thunder riders at the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. Stancliff has participated in Rolling Thunder for 24 consecutive years.

Brothers Michael Beene, left, and Patrick Beene of Burke, Va. take turns helping Navy Veteran Paul Stancliff hold the U.S. and POW/MIA flags to honor Rolling Thunder riders at the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. Stancliff has participated in Rolling Thunder for 24 consecutive years. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Rolling Thunder supporters wave at demonstrators riding across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

Rolling Thunder supporters wave at demonstrators riding across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrator ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrator ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Roger Lozano III/Special to Stars and Stripes)

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013.

XXVI Rolling Thunder demonstrators ride across the Memorial Bridge in Washington DC on May 26, 2013. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)


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