Our MissionThe major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize the POW*MIA issue; to educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.
Rolling Thunder® Md 1 2021
Who We AreRolling Thunder®, Inc. is NOT a motorcycle club or a veterans organization. We are a group of concerned citizens working to make people aware of the Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action (POW-MIA) issue.
DedicationIt takes a dedicated person to do what Rolling Thunder®, Inc. does. One must believe in the Mission Statement and carry out the cause which the Mission Statement describes. You must believe in your heart that there are POW/MIAs still alive from past wars and believe that one day we will find prisoners alive that are begin held captive and bring them home where they belong, to be with their families. We must remain vigilant, too, in our quest to bring home the remains of those that are confirmed KIA or MIA.
You do not have to ride a motorcycle to be part of Rolling Thunder®, Inc.!!You do not have to be a veteran to join the organization!!
Would You Like to Become a Member of Rolling Thunder® Maryland Chapter 1?Rolling Thunder® Maryland 1 (RTMD1) relies on volunteers to donate their time in support of veterans and veterans’ issues. If you are unable to contribute by regularly attending meetings and events, please do not sign up to join our organization until you are willing and able to do so.Listed below are the additional requirements for membership: 1. You must attend a RTMD1 Chapter meeting. The meetings are held every 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:30am (unless otherwise posted). 2. The membership application must be picked up and completed in person. We don’t mail applications. 3. Dues must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Chapter dues are $30.00 per year and paid in February of each year. 4. All members are required to attend 3 meetings and 3 events per year to remain “a member in good standing” 5. Members must be present at the annual Rolling Thunder® Inc, Ride for Freedom demonstration in Washington, DC Memorial Day weekend and/or participate in official Rolling Thunder® events and activities during the weekend (RT® Open House, Candlelight Vigil, ride to Bethesda Naval Medical Center, etc.)THANK YOU for considering membership in our organization, however if you are unable to commit the time to work in support of veterans and military families as well as educate the public concerning Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA) we cannot accept you as a member. You may attend Chapter meetings and events as a non-member. Be sure to review our Mission Statement. If you meet the requirements for membership-- WELCOME! We look forward to working with you.
WE ARE NOT A MOTORCYCLE CLUB!!!
ALL CHAPTER PATCHES ARE AND WILL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF ROLLING THUNDER® INC AND MUST BE SURRENDERED TO THE CHAPTER PRESIDENT WHEN MEMBERSHIP TERMINATES
Meeting Location:Harley-Davidson of DC9407 Livingston RoadFt. Washington, MD 20744
WE SUPPORT VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES!!HELP US HELP AMERICA’S HEROES!!
Rolling Thunder ® Maryland Chapter 1 is a 501(c) 4 non-profit veterans’ support organization and operates under federal government guidelines as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as well as those set by the state of Maryland. We accept donations from the general public, private benefactors, non-profit organizations, sponsors, corporations, and others in accordance with federal and state laws. Limited funding for our chapter is provided through membership dues, raffle ticket proceeds, fund-raising events, and charitable contributions. Rolling Thunder® Maryland 1 needs the financial support of caring citizens like you who love to help veterans and give from the heart. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!