President Biden will ignore the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally on Memorial Day in Washington DC, despite past president’s participation in the day’s events.
Organizers for the rally told Breitbart News that the White House had not contacted them about recognizing or participating in the annual event.
The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News.
AMVETS is the organizer of The Rolling to Rember rally, previously known as Rolling Thunder.
Former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump have met with the famous Memorial Day motorcycle rally organizers, hosting them at the White House.
President Donald Trump hosted a rally in May 2020 at the white house for a small group representing the thousands who were sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thank you for keeping this noble tradition alive and for preserving the memory of those who are missing, but never forgotten, never forgotten,” Trump said to AMVET organizers.
Trump also anticipated a much larger rally in 2021, preemptively inviting them back to the White House.
“I appreciate that you are here, we’re here for you, and I told you when you’re ready to come back with your 600,000, we’re ready to take you,” Trump said.
However, the event organizers were met with roadblocks when they applied for their permit at the Pentagon parking lot for the 2021 rally.
They say the Pentagon granted them a permit for the event in March, but it was later rescinded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The biggest disappointment in the Pentagon’s denial was that AMVETS was ignored for months as its professional staff in Washington requested numerous times an opportunity to hear the Defense Department’s concerns and present a [coronavirus] safety plan,” said Jan Brown, the national commander of AMVETS.
The Biden White House would not explain why the group was ignored this year.
Biden’s family will spend the holiday weekend at his home in Deleware, only to return to D.C. lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and deliver remarks.