The Saluting Marine

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Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers, better known as "The Saluting Marine", is the uniformed veteran who stands and salutes in the middle of the motorcycle traffic during the Rolling Thunder demonstrations in Washington D.C., on the Sunday before Memorial Day. He has done so since 2001, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.[1][2][3][4][5] He often holds his salute for hours while the motorcycle parade passes by.

Since he set the example, other veterans have performed similar acts at National Cemeteries around the country on other veteran related holidays.


  1. ^ "Marine veteran holds salute for more than four hours every Memorial Day". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, The Saluting Marine - Interview". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  3. ^ "Injured Marine Held Salute For 3 Hours. What The Bikers Do? I'm Floored". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  4. ^ "Rolling Thunder - History Of The Saluting Marine". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  5. ^ "The Saluting Marine". Retrieved 2019-09-14.