ROLLING TO REMEMBER (R2R) 2020
2022 ITINERARY / ROUTE
FRIDAY, MAY 27TH
5:00 PM, WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL -- BLESSING OF THE BIKES
In case of inclement weather, this event will take place in the Cathedral's parking garage
8:00 PM, NATIONAL VIETNAM WALL WAR MEMORIAL -- CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT THE WALL
Glowsticks will be provided free of charge at The Wall. Lining up starts at 8 PM. A wreath will be laid just after sundown.
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
9:00 AM, RFK STADIUM PARKING LOT 8 -- ROLLING TO REMEMBER 2.2 MILE RUN/WALK
Physical Wellness is Key to Mental Wellness. AMVETS Chief Medical Executive & HEAL (Health Advocacy Evaluation Legislative) Team Lead Cherissa Jackson (USAF, ret) will lead us in beginning the run/walk accompanied by Kevin Lacz, former Navy SEAL, NYT best-selling author, and co-star of the film American Sniper.
12:00 PM, RFK LOT 8 -- ROLLING TO REMEMBER DAY OF PREVENTION
Broken into 22-minute segments, the stage activity will alternate between programmatic information around mental wellness and suicide prevention and mission-focused musical performances.
Musical guest will include “The Last Real Circus” and “The Band UNCOVERED.” Both bands are fronted by veterans.
1:00 PM, RFK LOT 8 -- PASS THE PACT ACT DC RALLY" WITH JON STEWART
Veteran advocate Jon Stewart and a coalition of Veterans Service Organizations will hold the “Pass The PACT Act Rally,” to highlight the urgent need to pass the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act on the Senate floor.
2:22 PM, RFK LOT 8 -- GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR VETERAN SUICIDE AWARENESS
We will attempt to set a new world record for the largest number of people doing pushups together. Lead by AMVETS Past National Commander Jim Pidgeon, we will do 22 pushups in honor of those 22 service members and veterans who die daily by suicide. Be part of history!
SUNDAY, MAY 29TH (RIDE DAY)
7:00 AM - RFK STADIUM PARKING LOT 8 -- GATES OPEN FOR RIDERS
*Go to rollingtoremember.com > Itinerary & Routes > Feeder Routes to find DC Metro PD-cleared routes to RFK Stadium from Virginia and Maryland. You will also find morning road closures.
*Recorded music plays on the distributed public address system as the gates open to the public.
9:30 AM -- MOTORCYCLE DRILL TEAM PERFORMANCE
10:00 AM -- LIVE MUSIC BY 'THE LAST REAL CIRCUS'
10:30 AM -- MOTORCYCLE DRILL TEAM PERFORMANCE
11:00 AM -- GET REVVED UP
Welcome remarks from AMVETS Riders National President John Reando
Special stage presentations
Performance by The Band UNCOVERED
Blessing of the Bikes by AMVETS Riders Chaplain Jerimiah Botkins
Remarks from Miss Sawyer's "Kids with a Cause"
Remarks from actor and veteran advocate Robert Patrick
Remarks from veteran advocate Jon Stewart
National Anthem by Dave Bray
12:00 PM – THE 2022 ROLLING TO REMEMBER DEMONSTRATION RIDE BEGINS
MONDAY, MAY 30TH (MEMORIAL DAY)
3:00 PM - CONSTITUTION AVE. -- NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE BEGINS