WASHINGTON D.C., May 18, 2021 – After close collaboration with D.C. agencies, as well as Virginia and Maryland authorities, Rolling to Remember has announced the official 2021 ride route. The ride, which calls for furthered efforts to recover American POW/MIAs as well as as awareness for veteran suicide, will round the border of the District by way of Interstate 395 in route to the National Mall.
“In planning this demonstration, we’ve taken great care to minimize the impact on the National Capital Region, especially those who live in Washington, through careful coordination with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Operations Division,” said AMVETS National Executive Director Joe Chenelly. “The route is the most direct possible, staying out of the residential neighborhoods and avoiding certain routes key to the faith-based community on a Sunday morning.”
AMVETS has worked closely with more than two dozen agencies throughout the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, in an incredibly compressed timeframe to ensure a safe, responsible demonstration. This work has included directly engaging the community around RFK Stadium.
“AMVETS is grateful for the work of Mayor Muriel Bowser, MPD, DC’s Homeland Security & Emergency Response Agency, DC Fire and EMS, the National Parks Service, Events DC, and the amazing staff at RFK Stadium. When others turned us away, the District of Columbia helped AMVETS find a way for our fellow veterans to be heard, to honor the fallen and missing,” Chenelly said. “They and several other leaders and agencies have shown remarkable support for veterans and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”
AMVETS, which is also known as American Veterans, is the most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization representing the interests of 20 million military veterans and their families. We are veterans serving veterans since 1944.
Contact: Miles Migliara, Chief Communications Officer, AMVETS
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