This demonstration aims to raise awareness of the nation’s more than 80,000 Missing In Action servicemembers and Prisoners of War, as well as awareness of the mental health crisis taking the lives of some 20 veterans a day by suicide.
Expected attendance is projected to be between 13,000 and 15,000.
Activity on the RFK Campus will begin Saturday, May 29 with set up and organizer meetings. On Sunday, the prep team will be on site as early as 5 a.m., and motorbikes will arrive as early as 7 a.m. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m..
Motorcyles will leave Lot 8 at 12 p.m. for the Rolling to Remember Demonstration Ride, which will last until about 4 p.m. Riders will get on the 395 from Barney Circle, exiting at Maine Avenue SW and proceeding to Independence Avenue SW. From there, they will ride around the National Mall before exiting the bike route at 14th Street.
DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) advises the community to expect intermittent, temporary and/or rolling road closures on May 30 for the duration of the event to include sections of Southeast Boulevard, 395-W, Maine Avenue SW, Independence Avenue, Constitution Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Intersections and side streets around those roads are subject to periodic closures as well. See full route details and the event itinerary HERE.
The demonstration will begin departing RFK Parking Lot 8 at noon on May 30. The departure is expected to last about five hours.
Learn more about AMVETWS and Rolling to Remember by visiting www.rollingtoremember.com/