A Ride of Protest and Demonstration
Run to The Wall began in 1992, when a group of veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts joined other Veterans in Washington D.C. (Event called Rolling Thunder a national non-profit with 92 chapters across the U.S.) to bring awareness and keep at the forefront our prisoners of war and missing in action service men so that our nations politicians do not forget that we need to bring them home. The annual ride grew over the years and after some time the group of riders founded their own Chapter of Rolling Thunder in Wisconsin.
Run to The Wall serves as a pilgrimage from Milwaukee to Washington D.C., where Rolling Thunder’s Wisconsin chapter joins the other 92 Chapters across the nation.
This cross-country pilgrimage is about more than just conquering the open road—it’s about paying tribute to the military personnel that have given their lives in the name of freedom and for those still missing in action. Rolling Thunder is a demonstration ride from the U.S. Pentagon to the U.S. Capital Building that is meant to bring awareness to POW/MIA soldiers, while also holding the American government accountable for their return.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of riders from around the country make the trek to The Wall, coming from the 92 chapters of Rolling Thunder® nationwide. Wisconsin has four chapters throughout the state, located in Milwaukee (Chapter 2), Green Bay (Chapter 3), Eau Clair (Chapter 4) and Madison (Chapter 5).
“We Will Never Forget”