Veteran and Florida lawmaker Rep. Brian Mast is revved up after the Defense Department denied a permit to a veterans group planning to use the Pentagon parking lot as a jumping-off point for the annual “Rolling to Remember” ride in honor of fallen American service members.
The event, which is put on by the American Veterans (AMVETS) organization, is traditionally held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and was long known as the “Rolling Thunder” ride. The event was forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Memorial Day traditions like Rolling to Remember have been granted permits by every administration, Democrat and Republican, for the past 30 years,” Rep. Mast (R-Fla.) told Fox News in a statement. “The Biden Administration’s decision to end this Memorial Day tradition flies in the face of the freedoms that so many have died to protect.
“We are blessed beyond words to be citizens of the greatest country on