PLEASE NOTE: All events and dates are subject to change.

Rolling Thunder, Chapter One TN

Any events or event information that should be on the Calendar should be sent

to the web master by e-mail ( Tom Oakley ).


Tues. 20th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 pm.

Sun.25. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 pm at Smyrna V.F.W..


Sun. Feb. 1st. VA Home Super Bowl Party for Veterans. Meet up and leave from VFW (Old Nash. Hwy. ) at 2:30 going to Mapco near VA to arrive at 3:00 Veterans


Tues. 17th. . Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 22nd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W.

MARCH 2015

Mar. 6th. The family of PFC Lotchie Jones would like to invite Rolling Thunder to support them as they finally bring their loved one home.  The dignified transfer of remains will be at Nashville International Airport on Wed. Mar. 4 at 10:04 a.m. at the Air Freight hanger parking lot.  The procession will lead to Tate Funeral Home on 450 Mel Dixon Lane in Jasper, TN.  Visitation will be on March 5 from 2-8pm and the funeral service will be on March 6 at 11am.  Interment will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on March 6 at 2:30pm. Anyone able to attend the event at the Nashville airport tomorrow please let me know ASAP so I can notify the folks organizing this. You don't have to attend the transfer and the escort to Jasper. Either or would be fine. But you may attend both if you want! Thanks!

Tues. 24th. We have been invited by the Rutherford County Sheriff Dept. to bring our bikes to Toots in Murfreesboro on Church street to help with Wings for Rings Special needs children. K.S.U. from V.F.W. at 5:30 ( 1730 ). thanks

Tues 16th. Closed board Smyrna V.F.W. at 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 22nd. Membership meeting Smyrna V.F.W. at 1:00 PM.

Sat. 21st. Spring Thaw at Mid-Tn Expo. in Murfreesboro. See flyer for details



APRIL 2015

Thurs. 2nd. Funeral for Douglas Neal Mercer will be next Thursday, April 2nd, at 1 pm at the Nashville Funeral and Cremation Service located at 210 McMillin Street, Nashville. The family has asked us to be at the service, take part in the escort to the National Cemetery in Madison and provide a rifle salute. Mr. Mercer was an Army medic in Viet Nam. Anyone interested in attending or taking part please contact me or Aaron Cross. This will happen fairly quickly, so please let me know soon.

Thurs. 2nd. We have details and times. Mikes Funeral is as follows - First Apostolic Church 265 Broadmoor Drive Nashville, TN. Visitation is 11:00 - 1:00 Service at 1:00 PM on Wednesday April 1, 2015.Burial and Rolling Thunder on THURSDAY  April 2, 2015. Police Escort wants us to line up at First Apostolic Church at 8:30 am. We will follow you in procession to Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery the burial is at 10.00 am. read orbituary here

Thurs. 2nd. Looks like it will be an awesome event! If anyone wants to go as a group let me know. see flyer for details

Tues.21st. Monthly closed board meeting 8:00 P.M.

Sun. 26th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.


MAY 2015

Sat. 9th. Wounded Warrior poker run at Mboro Moose Lodge. see attached

Sun. 10th. Flame of Freedom. see attached flyer

Tues.12th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Fri. 15th. Carry the Load event in La Vergne. We have been asked to escort them again on Friday, May 15th. I will be out of town that afternoon. Anyone willing to lead  the group from the VFW { K.S.U. at 3:15 }to the staging area next to the La Vergne post office on Lillian Buchanan Rd please let me know. see flyer

Sun. 17th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy

Tues. 19th. PTSD & Suicide Prevention Town Hall meeting. see flyer

Wed. 20th. Escort the Travelling Wall from the Alabama line to Winchester. Escort will form up at the Wal Mart in Winchester at 1230 for 1300 departure.  Cars welcome also.James will lead the group from the VFW in Smyrna. Departure at 0930 with a stop in Decherd on the way for BBQ lunch. Will have plenty of time to eat and make it to the Winchester Wal Mart by 1230. We will meet the wall just south of Winchester at the state line.

Thurs. 21st-Tues. 26th. Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Red White and You. see flyer

Mon. 25th. Smyrna Memorial Day Ceremony, 1100 at Smyrna City Hall on Nashville Hwy. at 1100. I don't have a flyer for this event. I know we have a lot going on that day, but, if you live in the area and you're unable to travel for any of the other events, this one is close to home.
We will provide the Color Guard for this ceremony. Assemble time is 10:30 at Smyrna City hall.

Mon. 25th. Memorial Day event. Field of Heroes.. see flyer

Mon. 25th. 4th Annual Memorial Day Event in Gallatin. see flyer

Sun./Mon. 24th-25th Memorial day weekend Washington D.C. . Events and motels. see attached

Mon. 25th. Rolling Thunder XXV111 Raffle Bike. 1 ticket $10.00 donation. You don't have to be present to win. See any Rolling Thunder Member for

ticket. 100% Benefit American Veterans, our troops and their families. click here to see bike

The 2015 bike raffle winner was Cheryl Lewis from Manassas, VA, #5972.



JUNE 2015

Sat. 20th. 3rd Annual Honor Ride for Veterans. see attached flyer

Tues. 23rd. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 28th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.


JULY 2015

Tues 21st. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sat./Sun 25-26th. Madison Funeral Home is hosting a memorial event this weekend four our servicemen murdered in Chattanooga last week. If you attend, please wear black pants and a white shirt. Details . attached flyer

Sat. 25th. Support our Veterans and Fish fry . See flyer for details

Sun. 26th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.



Sat. 8th. Medal of Honor Recipients parade. see flyer for details

Tues. 18th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 23rd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.



Tues. 8th. PTSD town hall meeting see attached flyer

Tues. 15th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sat. 19th. Once again we have been asked to ride in the La Vergne Old Timers Day Parade. We will have have trailor/store set up in the park. All volunteer help will be appreciated.There will be a country ham breakfast ( 6:00-10:00 )at the La Vergne Rescue Squad center on Gambill lane also that morning if you are hungry before the parade. More details to follow.

Sun. 27th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.


Tues. 20st. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 25th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Sat. 31st. Nashville Public Television is hosting a screening of the film Stray Dog at the downtown Nashville Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 31st at 2pm.  Stray Dog features Rolling Thunder and the ride to the Wall. It is also a deeply personal portrait of one Vietnam Veteran and his family / friends.
Here is a link to the film’s trailer.  We hope that this screening will be a way for veterans to feel welcomed and acknowledged for their service as well as a way to bring civilians and veterans together.  We will be inviting partners from NPT’s Veterans Coming Home project as well as the general public.   We would love to partner with you for this event and have as many local Rolling Thunder members as would like to attend.  There may also be an opportunity for a representative from your chapter to participate in a panel discussion after the film.We have also invited the VA’s Mobile Vets Center, which will be on site parked in the lot next to the library for the afternoon.  I hope you can join us.  link to flyer


Thurs. 5th. The grand opening celebration for the MTSU Veterans & Military Family Center will take place at the KUC theater at MTSU from 9am to 12 pm. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Listed below are links to a campus map and a newspaper article about the center.

Fri. 6th. Join us for A Night to Honor. First United Methodist Church. see flyer

Sat. 7th. Bell BuckleBike and Motor Rally. Support our Veterans. Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Webb School Nov. 5th-9th, 2015. see flyer for more details

Sat. 7th. This year's Vet Salute game at MTSU has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov 7th.    We hope you'll be able to participate with us in our annual ceremony at the Memorial this year! Please see the attched flyer for more details. click here flyer

Sun. 8th. Hendersonville Veteran's Parade...Form up at the old K Mart parking lot at 1pm. Jim Bachman will be on site to lead the group from the staging area to the parade line up.

Tues. 17th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 22nd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Thurs 26. -- 28th.. upcoming USMV MC event at H3O Aquatics to raise awareness about the issue of homeless veterans. If you are interested in attending and helping out, please let me know when you would like to go. USMV needs to know times so they can schedule accordingly. See attached flier for more details. click here



December 2015