Sunday, May 25, 2014

OAS, Memorials & Rolling Thunder

Today I went back down to Operation American Spring in our nation's capitol, which had a light Sunday agenda.  As there had been a week earlier, there was again a prayer meeting, this one at the D.C. War Memorial, which honors District residents who died in the First World War.  Here some of the OAS participants gathered for prayer, on one side of the Memorial.

Here's another shot of the Memorial, from a slightly different angle.

I took a quick walk across the street to see the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the "mountain of despair", which serves as one entrance to the King Memorial.

I walked eastward to the World War II Memorial, stopping at this section.  One uncle of mine fought in World War II as a tailgunner on a Flying Fortress.  Like my older relatives in general, he hailed from Pennsylvania.

Near the Pennsylvania pylon is this plaque with a statement by President Harry Truman.  The Lincoln Memorial is in the background.

Rolling Thunder came in on their motorcycles.  It took several hours for all of them to drive their designated route through Washington, D.C.  Colonel Harry Riley, the main organizer of Operation American Spring, rode with Rolling Thunder.  A group of riders moves south on 4th Street.

Here are some more from Rolling Thunder.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Bigfoot. Shared it on my blog.

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  2. "Colonel Harry Riley, the main organizer of Operation American Spring, rode with Rolling Thunder."

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