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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fifth Annual Rolling Thunder Ride Honors Vets, MIA and POW

Wednesday marked the fifth annual Rolling Thunder parade for veterans, prisoners of war and those who are missing in action.

Rolling Thunder Inc. has been honoring and bringing attention to POW and those missing in action for 26 years.      

The man who brought the Rolling Thunder mini ride to the Tri-State is Eric Hempleman.

For the past 26 years Rolling Thunder has brought together 500,000 riders in Washington, D.C. to remind government leaders that they may not forget our POW and MIA, and just as important it does not allow citizens to forget all of our veterans.

During Wednesday's event officials with the ride brought attention to a current POW, 23-year-old Bowe Robert Bergdahl.

Bergdahl has been a prisoner in Afghanistan since 2009. Rolling Thunder officials advise you to call 202-225-3121 and demand that the U.S. gets Bergdahl home.

Mini Run organizer Eric Hempleman said that in its first year the Rolling Thunder ride passed by five schools. To show the growth and progression that the ride has experienced, now in its fifth year the ride will pass by 15 schools.

Rolling Thunder is committed to helping American veterans from all wars. The organization does have monthly meetings the first Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 6653 Epworth Road in Loveland.

For more information on Rolling Thunder you can access their website here or call 513-683-6460.

We will update this story with images from the Rolling Thunder Mini Ride

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