President Biden will ignore the Rolling to Remember motorcycle event in DC this Memorial Day despite previous presidents taking part in the rally.
Organizers told reporters they had not been contacted by Biden’s staff about participating in the event.
The Rolling to Remember annual rally, previously called Rolling Thunder, is now managed by AMVETS.
Former President Obama and former President Trump both met with organizers of the rally, hosting them at the White House.
In May of 2020, President Trump hosted the rally for a selection of riders who were there to represent all the riders that usually show for the rally — but were sidelined due to the pandemic.
“Thank you for keeping this tradition going and preserving the memory of our soldiers who are missing, but never forgotten,” Trump said.
Trump also spoke of a much larger rally in 2021, preemptively asking them to come back to the White House.
“I appreciate that you are here and I told you when you are ready to return with 600,000, we are ready to accept you,” Trump said.
But organizers of the annual rally were met with problems when they tried to get their permit for their 2021 rally.
They say the Pentagon gave them a permit for the parking lot event in March, but it was later rescinded due to the pandemic.
The annual Rolling to Remember event is set to be held this weekend in the Nation's Capital and turnout is expected to be even greater. https://t.co/0hqTEPJltj
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 29, 2021
“Our biggest disappointment with the denial was that we were ignored for months as our staff asked many times to hear the concerns and present a coronavirus safety plan,” said the AMVETS commander, Jan Brown.
The Biden Administration have not explained why they ignored the veteran group this year.
President Biden and his family spent the weekend at his Delaware home. On Memorial Day, he will return to DC, to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and give a speech.
Author: Steven Sinclaire