A motorcycle of the Ride of the Patriots blazes by and parades both an American Flag and a Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag Sunday, May 25.
Photo by Emma Harris/The Connection
For the 17th year, the Fairfax Harley Owners Group and Patriot Harley-Davidson are sponsoring a Memorial Day weekend group motorcycle ride to honor service men and women, veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action from all wars. The “Ride of the Patriots” will take place Sunday, May 24, with riders departing from Patriot Harley-Davidson on Lee Highway in Fairfax at 8 a.m. and continuing to the Pentagon in Arlington.
The send off is scheduled to be preceded by a short parade featuring City and County of Fairfax officials along with state and Congressional representatives, police, fire and rescue departments, other Veterans groups, the Fairfax High School Marching Band and the Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band -- all beginning at Captain Pell’s at 7:30 a.m.
Once they reach the Pentagon, riders will link up with a mass of other bikers for the 28th annual “Rolling Thunder” parade to the National Mall and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
For more information visit www.rideofthepatriots.com.