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Friday, April 19, 2024

Remembering and honoring those who served


Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson is also a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of his career documenting history.

“Over the years, I’ve been present not only for many celebrations to honor those who served our country but also to help document their efforts,” he says.

In 2012, Thompson put together a video tribute to those who served for that year’s Memorial Day. It includes images from conflicts, the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle tribute to veterans and more.

Thompson rode in the first Rolling Thunder and has been astride his Harley-Davidson for many that followed. Although he missed the last two years because of recovery and rehab from a near-fatal motorcycle crash later in the same year that he put together the video above, he is riding again and plans to return to next year’s gathering.

From all of us here at Capitol Hill Blue, we offer this tribute to those who have served their country and continue to do so today. At a time when the failures of the Veterans Administration to adequately serve the men and women who served are under public scrutiny, it is important to remember that their sacrifices must never be forgotten.

If you see a vet today, shake his or her hand and say “thank you.” They deserve our gratitude and thanks.


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