Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial

By Diane Dragan from original

How 6 Small Towns Honor Their Veterans
This Memorial Day weekend, it’s not just about an extra day off from work—these 6 small towns have already started celebrating soldiers, from “Boots for Our Troops” drives to mile-long parades. What does your town do? Tell us at RD.com/america.

It’s also the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder, when close to one million people are estimated to come to Washington, D.C., to rally for the government to account for all prisoners of war or those missing in action, as well as to remember all service men and women. Of the many awe-inspiring videos about this event, the one that hit me the hardest was this of a lone Marine, standing at full attention, as motorcyclists passed and respected his vigil:

Something to think about while enjoying friends, family, and food from the grill.

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