Many are wondering if this is the end of “Rolling Thunder?”
Since 1988 hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists converge on Washington, DC on Memorial Day weekend.
The ride pays tribute to servicemembers killed in action or taken as prisoners of war.
Recently Rolling Thunder president Joe Bean said this year’s ride will be their final ride.
Organizers say the cost of putting on the national ride have become prohibitive, with last year’s event costing about $200,000 for various expenses.
When President Trump heard the news, he immediately tweeted: “The great patriots of Rolling Thunder will be coming back to Washington, DC next year and hopefully for many years to come. It is where they want to be and where they should be.”
He then urged the Pentagon to make it happen.
The Pentagon works with Rolling Thunder to plan the annual event and cover a portion of the costs.