AAR Rolling Thunder NY3 Salute to Veterans Ride

Highland Falls and West Point were rocking today!

That’s the sort of thing that happens when a couple of hundred bikes roll into town on the annual ‘Salute to Veterans’ ride sponsored by Rolling Thunder NY3.  Mayor Joe D’Onofrio once again excelled as Master of Ceremonies for the laying of a wreath at Memorial Park.

We caught the Mayor in a candid moment before the bikes arrived:

But the peaceful moment passed quickly as the bikes began to roll in, welcomed by townsfolk:

At Memorial Park the Mayor, dignitaries such as Dave Hansen, President of Rolling Thunder NY3, Gold Star Moms, Veterans from Montrose VA Hospital and a Gathering of Eagles color guard waited for the ceremony to begin.

The big flag was hung from a West Point Fire Department tower ladder:

Mayor Joe addressing the crowd:

RTNY3 President Dave Hansen addressing the crowd:

The laying of the wreath with the Gold Star Moms:

And finally, after the conclusion of the ceremony, Mayor Joe saluting the riders as they rolled out of town:

Once again the Salute to Veterans Ride was an outstanding success!

More pictures are here.

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