Mack employees to join Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom

| Friday, May 22, 2015

In honor of fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend, Mack Trucks employees will team up with the 28th annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally, which will culminate in Washington, D.C., May 22-24.

Courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks employees will honor America’s fallen and missing military personnel during the 28th annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally, which takes place Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.

Each year during the Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of thousands of motorcycles make the journey to the nation’s capital from all across the United States. Established in 1987, the rally was started to bring more attention to the Rolling Thunder’s call to find more POW/MIAs in past conflicts. The rally has grown from approximately 2,500 in 1988 to more than 500,000 in 2013.

Employees from the Mack Customer Center, which is located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, will go to Mack’s powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Md., for a special ceremony. Attendees will travel by truck and motorcycle. From there, Mack employees will join the Ride for Freedom rally.

A Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward Rawhide Edition will be used for the tribute truck. The truck features custom graphics celebrating each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, elements of the American flag, and the motto, “A Beacon of Hope to All.”

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