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Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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On a much more serious note, this event always impresses me, and serves (IMHO) as a reminder that we truly wronged a generation of American veterans. War is horrible and scarring and unnatural, and the only way that people can cope with that life-altering experience is to get support, affirmation, and gratitude from the people whom they are sworn to defend. These men and women went to fight a war with the belief that our nation would benefit and thank them, and they returned home to be spit on, jeered, and marginalized out of "mainstream" society and into the motorcycling community.
The show of support and solidarity at this event is absolutely astounding, and I really hope as our generation faces its big war that Rolling Thunder reminds all of us that it's not always about whether we agree or disagree with the politics of going to war, and that these brave men and women who sacrificed so much deserve our support, respect, and gratitude for what they do.
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