Carry On Podcast, Ep: 16 – Rolling to Remember with Joseph Chenelly
Rolling to Remember sponsored by AMVETS is a motorcycle ride that occurs annually in Washington, DC over Memorial Day Weekend. This year will be the second annual Rolling to Remember Ride following a three decade-long ride hosted by Rolling Thunder. The ride calls for further efforts to recover American POW/MIA’s as well as awareness for veteran suicide. It is estimated an upward of 50,000 motorcyclists will be in DC for this event next weekend.
However, this year the event has been shadowed in controversy, when just weeks prior to the event, the Department of Defense turned down AMVETS request to use the Pentagon Parking Lot as an event staging space. AMVETS has worked very hard in the past few weeks to circumvent this set-back and drive-on with the mission, to fully execute the Rolling to Remember Ride.
Joseph Chenelly, Executive Director for AMVETS, National Headquarters joins Carry On Podcast to provide our listeners with the most up-to-date logistical details and an inside look into who in Washington, DC was willing to go the extra mile to ensure this patriotic ride still occurred.
Joseph is a Marine combat veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an advocate for military veterans and has served as a spokesman for larger organizations including AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and the US Marine Corp. He is also the first veteran of combat operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq to lead one of the nation’s four largest veterans service organizations.