Participants in the annual Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom are familiar with Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers. Each year, people gather to honor and raise awareness of American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action soldiers. A Marine Corps Veteran, Chambers chooses to spend the event silently honoring those soldiers with a salute that lasts over three hours.
In the military, salutes are not just a greeting or declaration of authority between two members. Instead, a salute represents mutual trust and respect between two soldiers. By spending his time saluting to the POW and MIA soldiers, Chambers is expressing the admiration he has for everything they have done for their country. His simple gesture holds so much meaning for the soldiers and their families.