Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bike after bike rolled into Greenbelt and into the nation's capitol, with drivers and passengers pledging never to forget POWs and soldiers who are MIA.
Rolling Thunder stopped off at the Greenbelt American Legion on Sunday for breakfast, then headed out on the annual motorcycle rally in Washington, for the 25th Anniversary of the event. Their breakfast was captured in photography by Eric Zhang, who has been chronicling Greenbelt's 75th Anniversary year. Midway through Zhang's photographs, images of veterans with their bikes show riders coming into Greenbelt, MD, from as far off as Arizona and Canada. Heading out from Greenbelt to our nation's capitol, the veterans ride by Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers, USMC, who holds vigil at full attention as they make their run, lasting around four hours. The timpelapse video attached to this article shows bike after bike riding past the lone Marine. …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Two soldiers from Greenbelt, MD, and two from Lanham, MD, are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Now organizers seek to put faces to names.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is on a mission to collect photos for every person whose name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial, also called The Wall, is dedicated to those who died in the Vietnam War. The names of two soldiers from Greenbelt, MD, and two from Lanham, MD, are inscribed on Vietnam Veterans Memorial (their information is listed below). In all, The Wall contains the names of 58,272 who fell or went missing during the war. Around 1,200 of them are listed as missing — MIAs, POWs and others. Photographs will be displayed in an exhibit at the future Education Center at The Wall, an underground visitors center to be built near the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln memorials. VVMF …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Motorcyclists stopped off to breakfast in Greenbelt before taking the "Ride for Freedom" out to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Veterans, motorcyclists and those concerned about the plight of the POW/MIA took off for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Sunday, but not without stopping off first for some breakfast with the Greenbelt American Legion Post 136. They came to Greenbelt from all over Maryland -- Hyattsville, College Park, Laurel, Severn, Upper Marlboro and Pasadena -- and from as far away as New Hampshire. After riding into D.C. to show their solidarity, they returned to Greenbelt for food, fellowship and dancing. "We come up to pay our reverence and then party for those who can't," Alan Nesbit said, who journeyed to the area from Greenville, N.H.