MAIN MENU
About Us
Chapters
Contacts
Government Affairs
Important Links
Veterans Page
News & Media
Newsletter and Events
Officers and Board
Our Constitution
RT - Merchandise
Rolling Thunder Photographs
Press Room
Rolling Thunder Charities
 

FLAME OF FREEDOM

Rolling Thunder, Inc. Flame of Freedom

The Flame of Freedom has one purpose and that is to be the symbol of hope lighting the way home for America’s silent heroes, prisoners of war/missing in action. Rolling Thunder’s Flame of Freedom is one of two premier symbols of the movement to convince our government to allow the return of American POW’s from Southeast Asia, Russia, China, Middle-East and anywhere around the world they remain. It supports educating the public and motivating public action on the issue through awareness. The Flame is the personification of the effort to bring our missing home. Rolling Thunder keeps the POW issue alive and so fuels the light of the Flames illuminating darkness. Rolling Thunder and the Flame are the life blood of the cry for rescue from our brothers left behind in the fight for freedom. This Flame is a focal symbol to elevate the level of public awareness for their plight.

Rolling Thunder Chapters are encouraged to coordinate the use of the Flame of Freedom in public ceremonies to educate the public about the plight of our POW’s in conjunction with Missing Man Ceremonies. The Flame is also the beacon to bring home those currently serving on foreign soil in harm’s way. It is desired that the flame will have continuous and consistent use around the country.

The Flame has two priority events when use of the flame is reserved. The first is the Candlelight Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Friday evening before the demonstration ride held on Memorial Weekend. The Flame is used to escort Gold Star families as they walk along the monument during this solemn remembrance of their loss.  The second is The Ride Home held during the POW recognition ceremony, in Andersonville, Georgia in September of each year. The Flame of Freedom is available for Chapter use at all other times during the year.

The Flame of Freedom is not a motorcycle ride or a single event. It is not carried by one member but all whose mission is to remind the country we will not forget.  It is an icon of the quest to bring home those still held in captivity. It is also the symbol of our country’s commitment to account for the missing. How the Flame is transported to ceremonies is not important. What it does to represent the mission of Rolling Thunder is the message.  

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will The Flame be used to solicit money for any purpose.
 

 

 

Flame of Freedom Inaugural Ride Route - - Click Here

Liability Release for Flame of Freedom Ride May 2010 - Click Here

Flame of Freedom Protocol - Click Here
 

 

 

 
juicy couture black friday Abercrombie and fitch black friday Abercrombie and fitch black friday kate spade black friday kate spade black friday pandora black friday bose cyber monday victoria's secret cyber monday Tiffany black friday victoria secret black friday canada goose black friday moncler black friday uggs black Friday beats by dre cyber Monday beats by dre cyber Monday uggs cyber monday uggs black Friday lululemon cyber monday uggs black Friday beats by dre cyber Monday uggs cyber monday canada goose cyber Monday gucci cyber monday north face cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday uggs black friday uggs black Friday michael kors black friday beats by dre black friday michael kors black friday north face cyber monday black Friday beats by dre true religion black friday coach black friday michael kors cyber Monday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday Tiffany cyber Monday north face cyber monday deals lululemon black friday uggs black friday michael kors cyber Monday north face black friday uggs black friday north face black friday north face cyber monday deals kate spade black friday north face cyber monday Hollister cyber Monday kate spade black friday Tiffany black Friday michael kors cyber Monday gucci black friday michael kors black Friday true religion black friday michael kors black Friday beats by dre black friday north face black friday beats by dre black Friday north face black friday uggs black friday louis vuitton cyber Monday uggs cyber monday michael kors black friday michael kors cyber Monday michael kors black Friday michael kors black Friday uggs black friday Victoria Secret black friday Victoria Secret black friday michael kors black Friday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday uggs cyber monday uggs black friday michael kors black Friday michael kors black Friday michael kors black Friday beats by dre cyber Monday michael kors cyber Monday michael kors cyber Monday michael kors cyber Monday beats by dre cyber Monday north face black friday north face black friday north face black friday beats by dre black Friday michael kors cyber Monday michael kors black friday michael kors black friday uggs cyber monday uggs cyber monday michael kors cyber monday michael kors cyber monday uggs cyber monday michael kors black friday michael kors cyber monday uggs cyber monday uggs black friday north face cyber monday uggs black friday north face black friday uggs cyber monday north face cyber monday north face cyber monday north face black friday uggs cyber monday uggs cyber monday