Rolling Thunder to hold memorial ride
Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 PA will sponsor its ninth annual Bataan Death March Memorial Ride Saturday to remember the 12,000 American soldiers and 66,000 Filipino allies who, after receiving no supply of food, ammunition or medicine and living on half rations for four months, fought a vastly superior Japanese force in defense of the Philippine Bataan Peninsula during World War II.
The ride is open to the public, all bikers and anyone wishing to follow on four wheels. Rain will not stop this ride as these POWs walked regardless of the weather.
Riders will meet at 10 a.m. at the Uniontown American Legion Post 51 on Route 40 just outside Uniontown, and depart at 11 a.m.
The ride will go about 100 miles through Fayette County, visiting several Honor Rolls/ War Memorials and raising POW/MIA flags and American.
The ride will conclude between 4 and 5 p.m. at the Uniontown Knights of Columbus on North Gallatin Ave Extension for food and refreshments.
Rolling Thunder is a non-profit, all volunteer national organization dedicated to educating the public about POW/MIA issues and supports all American military veterans.
For information, call Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 PA Vice President Marty Johnson at 724-737-1233.