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Troy Michalik 06-22-2010 06:25 PM

Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil
I got this in an e-mail the yesterday. I looked and it doesn't appear that it has been posted before.

All I can say is mad effin respect!

The few, the proud, The Marines.....
And here is one reason why.

A very moving video clip of the annual bikers ride in D.C. On Memorial Day.

3000 vets on motorcycles from across the USA paraded in D.C. the Sunday before Memorial Day, while a solitary, saluting Marine greeted them out on Constitution Avenue... The Marine stood at salute for 3 straight hours, while the parade of roaring bikes kept on coming.... It is held in remembrance of those who've fallen in the military.... The event (or the group) is called Rolling Thunder... George Bush used to meet these bikers before they paraded... The camera is on the Marine a lot... Watch his struggles with his emotions, and his struggles with holding that salute... The way he salutes is very touching... His head lowered, his eyes down, in reverence for the fallen. It got to be overwhelming for him... And the tears started flowing... Watch what he says when he finally breaks, but keeps right on holding that salute.

Click on this link to see the video YouTube
Rolling Thunder 2010
A Soldier's Vigil

Dillinger 06-22-2010 07:17 PM

Damn it. The first two minutes of that video were EPIC!!

Then the pollen count must have went way up in here or something because I couldn't see a damn thing for another three or four minutes. I had to close the door to my office just in case the pollen was only contained in here. :o

Really great post Troy!


Gatekeeper 06-22-2010 07:24 PM

Awesome post Troy, very moving!

NGIB 06-22-2010 07:26 PM

Thank you Troy, I needed this today...

suprdave 06-22-2010 07:33 PM


CA357 06-22-2010 11:30 PM

I have tears in my eyes and I am not ashamed. Our brothers in arms have my respect and I am humbled by their service and sacrifice.

Some gave all, all gave some.

POW/MIA never forget!

Thank you Troy.

Wheelspin 06-23-2010 01:29 AM

That was awe inspiring to watch, emotional stuff. Thank you for sharing!

Franciscomv 06-23-2010 03:34 AM

That's some intense footage, mate. I'm not American, and I've got no ties to the military whatsoever, but I still found it quite moving.

Thanks for posting it.

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