The 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.
In the fall of 1987, Vietnam veterans met to discuss their personal concerns about the POW/MIAs from
the Vietnam War.
Having honorably served their country and having taken an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies..." and to "bear true faith and allegiance
to same," they were deeply troubled by the abhorrent neglect of attention given to those who did not
make it out with their lives or their freedom.
These veterans discussed the more than 10,000 reported sightings of live Americans living in dismal captivity. Intelligence reports of these sightings were generally ignored by the government and mainstream press.
Incorporated in 1995, Rolling Thunder ®, Inc. is a class 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with over 90 chartered chapters throughout the United States and members abroad.
While many members of Rolling Thunder are veterans and many ride motorcycles, neither qualification is a prerequisite. Rolling Thunder members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans.
All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for Prisoners Of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords: “We Will Not Forget.”
Veterans take photos to show appreciation to Rolling Thunder for receiving their winterized and personalized coats.
Rolling Thunder Veteran Members, from different branches, present the coats to the Veteran's In Transition.
The Veterans have their name, military branch served and the American Flag all stitched on their coats for that personalized feel, they so much, greatly appreciate.