This past weekend the roar of hundreds of thousands of motorcycles filled the streets of Washington D.C. as Rolling Thunder XXIII took place as a tribute to military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to their country as prisoners of war (POW) or who have been reported missing in action (MIA). Started twenty-three years ago in 1987 by four Vietnam Veterans, the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day weekend observance has evolved to be not only a demonstration for the POW/MIA issue but also a demonstration of patriotism and respect for soldiers and veterans from all wars. This year, over 300,000 motorcycles rides participated. It is a colorful event that is attended by tens of thousands of spectators from all walks of life that travel to the event from all over the country. The ride begins at the Pentagon parking lot and travels over the Memorial Bridge, around the National Mall, and ends at the Lincoln Memorial. Due to the sheer volume of participants, it takes over three hours for all the riders to just leave the staging area to begin their ride. Streetshooter is very active in an organization, Friends of the Forgotten that is also active in promoting awareness of the POW/MIA issues in the U.S. Friends of the Forgotten The variety, color, and models of the motorcycles coupled with the diversity of the crowd makes for a great event for spectators to observe. It is an event that is maybe best documented by video, but there is ample opportunity for still photos as well. All the images were take with the G2 & either the 45-200mm or 20mm.