American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder - Day 1

Legion members arrive at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. for The American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion members arrive at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. for The American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion member Earl Seay watches as ”Miss Poppy
Legion member Earl Seay watches as ”Miss Poppy" Grace Hodgson gives handmade poppies to Charlene Kain of Spearfish, S.D., as American Legion Riders Run from across the country gather at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion member Joe Ferreira of Vienna, Va., sports a coyote fur on his helmet as American Legion Riders visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial  in Washington, D.C., during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder events. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion member Joe Ferreira of Vienna, Va., sports a coyote fur on his helmet as American Legion Riders visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder events. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Vietnam veterans Robert Easterday, Tom Dixon and Robert Mayer, join Legion Riders from across the country during a candlelight vigil at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The vigil was one of the events during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder weekend. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Vietnam veterans Robert Easterday, Tom Dixon and Robert Mayer, join Legion Riders from across the country during a candlelight vigil at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The vigil was one of the events during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder weekend. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
American Legion Riders depart the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after attending a candlelight vigil as part of the Run To The Thunder in Washington, D.C. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
American Legion Riders depart the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after attending a candlelight vigil as part of the Run To The Thunder in Washington, D.C. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Diana Jeanes sells poker chips to raise money for The American Legion Legacy ScholarshipnFund during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Diana Jeanes sells poker chips to raise money for The American Legion Legacy ScholarshipnFund during American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion members Richard Cole and Ian Pike, left and center, listen to a speaker during an American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder event at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion
Legion members Richard Cole and Ian Pike, left and center, listen to a speaker during an American Legion Riders Run To The Thunder event at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Diaz Meyer / The American Legion