Reflecting on Memorial Day

Brooke Shearouse  //  May 26, 2017

Reflecting on Memorial Day

Today on OOM we’re taking the time to honor Memorial Day, a day for remembering the 

brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. We’re reflecting on the patriotism of those who served with the help of a picture book for readers young and old.

Every Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., more than a million veterans and their supporters gather for the Rolling Thunder® Ride for Freedom, a motorcycle parade that pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Award-winning author Kate Messner and acclaimed artist Greg Ruth commemorate the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom—marking its 30th annual ride on May 28, 2017—in their picture book, Rolling Thunder.

This lyrical story honors the bravery and sacrifice of American heroes—those who have returned home, and those who haven’t.