Join us on our Annual Ride to Washington D.C., to pay tribute to our Fallen American Heroes of the Vietnam War and to honor American Heroes from All Wars.
Rolling Thunder® Mission Statement
“The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues. To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all past wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War-Missing In Action. We are also committed to helping American veterans from all wars.”
The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc will continue as stated in the above mission statement. The end of the Ride for Freedom demonstration in Washington D.C is NOT the end of Rolling Thunder®, just the Ride for Freedom in Washington D.C. The Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National, and Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Indiana Chapter 1 POW/MIA mission will go on.
The ninety Rolling Thunder®, Inc. chapters nationwide will continue the demonstrations for our POWs/MIAs, and Veterans Rights on Memorial Weekend in their own states in 2020, or join forces with other state chapters.
Indiana has over 1,742 Warfighters still listed as unaccounted-for since WWII. The Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Indiana Chapter 1 mission is not over until all of our missing are accounted for.
Message from the President
I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our web site. The above mission statement tells you what Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Indiana Chapter 1 is all about. RTIN1 is a group of American Citizens - Veterans and non-Veterans - that have a strong belief that there are still several unresolved Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) cases from all past wars that need to be fully investigated, especially Vietnam.
RTIN1 supports our Indiana Warfighters and Veterans through several ongoing projects and events throughout the year. One way RTIN1 supports the Indiana Warfighter, is through the sales of the Indiana POW-MIA license plate. The funds collected from the sale of this license plate is deposited into the Indiana Military Family Trust Fund to give the Indiana National Guard, Reserve and active duty members and their families a helping hand when needed. Over $200,000 dollars has been deposited into the Indiana Military Family Trust Fund since the 2010 introduction of the Indiana POW-MIA plate. The Chapter makes annual visits to the VA Hospitals to visit the troops, partners with the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) to provide a Christmas meal to our homeless veterans, and participates in various rides throughout the year to provide financial aide to veteran organizations like HVAF.
The Chapter is very active with the POW-MIA mission and I hope that you will consider attending one of our Chapter meetings to see what we are all about. Please take a few minutes and browse through our web site for more information on our Chapter.
Again, thank you visiting our web site, and I hope to see you soon.
Rolling Thunder®, Inc., Indiana Chapter 1