Sunday morning May 25, 2003

Sunday morning May 25

I just wanted to share this picture I took on Sunday morning May 25, 2003. I was riding in the annual ride to the wall in Washington D.C. known as Rolling Thunder. I can tell you that I have never been so proud to be able to call myself a Marine, as I was when I saw this lone Marine standing in the middle of the street. He was standing there at attention, saluting until each and every motorcycle that participated in this event had gone by him. I don't know the exact amount of time that took, but I know that it was over three hours never moving from this position. After I took this and a few more pictures, a man stopped me and said "excuse me, I noticed you were taking pictures of the Marine there. You know he has been there all morning since before the first motorcycles rode past." I said I know, and he will be there until the last one rolls through. The man then said. "That's just amazing! That's an awesome show of strength, will and discipline." I looked at the man and said yes sir, and I couldn't be prouder to be able to call myself a Marine than I am right now.

Semper Fi
Mike Clark
2nd Marine Division 1988 to 1992

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