NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) — In a Memorial Day tradition in several states including Illinois, members of the advocacy group Rolling Thunder held a parade across the northern suburbs.
They gathered in North Chicago and set off on a 55-mile motorcycle ride through 15 suburban towns – including Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Glenview, and Niles.READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested And Charged After Manhunt
Some displayed flags to honor prisoners of war, as well as servicemembers who remain missing in action.READ MORE: 12 Family Members Diagnosed With COVID-19 After Attending Milwaukee Wedding, 5 With Omicron Variant
There was an even larger procession in Washington, D.C. More than 50,000 motorcyclists filled the streets there as they drove around the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Sunday, Flurries Monday
The event honors fallen or missing servicemen and women and aims to draw attention to veterans’ issues.