WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- The rumble of hundreds of thousands bikers could be heard on the National Mall Sunday. It is the 25th annual Rolling Thunder to bring attention to America's Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.
Jim Kelly said, "It's a great time to stop and thank the veterans who provide the freedom we all live under.
It's important for Victor Ayala to support those who've served.
"Mostly friends that I've lost and every year the group gets smaller because some of the guys die off," said Ayala.
Veterans are not the only ones who ride or give a patriotic wave
There are friends such as Jim Kelly: "I haven't served, a lot of my friends have served. I've been coming 6 or 7 years."
From the first run 25 years ago, with 2500 riders, to now with hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.
"We came because we remember the fallen of this nation through all the wars."