Rolling Thunder® Inc., Florida Chapter 8, has been representing the greater Daytona Beach area of Volusia County, supporting veterans, active military and their families since chartered in January of 2009. We Advocate for veterans and raise public awareness of the Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action (POW-MIA), over 83,000 who are still unaccounted for. The principle of leaving no one behind - no matter the cost- is deeply embedded in the active US Military and Vetetans, We believe that no stone will be left unturned to get them home if they should fall into enemy hands. Our job is to make sure our country does not forget our service men and women, especially those we left behind. In addition we are active in the community providing support to other local veteran focused and charatable organizations.
We are an Official Certifying Organization for the "Presidents Volunteer Service Awards Program."One of the highest awards one can receive for volunteer service. It is awarded through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Council, was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in our communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor committed service-minded Americans.
We are supporters of the Veteran's Assistance Collation. A 501(c)3, organized to help homeless veterans and their families. Working with the VA and the Salvation Army to get them off the streets into a place they can call home. The "VAC" also helps with furnishings and other life sustaining necessities.
: National Chapters :
Rolling Thunder® Inc. consist of about 100 chapters across the United States, with approximately 11,000 members across 34 states.
: The Ride For Freedom :
Originally the 1st Amendment Demonstration Ride. Each year on Memorial Day weekend hundreds of thousands of veterans and non veterans gather in Washington DC to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom and is also It is also a demonstration to remind the government and Americans of the 83,000 still unaccounted for from all wars. “POW-MIA’s. The National Park service estimetes; nearly 850,000 participated in the 25th anniversary of this Rolling Thunder Inc. event in 2012. Each year the participation grows stronger.
Supporting VFW’s American Legions AM Vets, Viet Nam Veterans and other local organizations with similar focused missions
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