PHOTOS: Rolling Thunder’s final ride

This year marks the end of the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C.

The event is organized to advocate for American members of the armed forces who have been taken as prisoners of war and those who have gone missing in action.

Rolling Thunder’s executive director expressed his frustration at what he characterized as continued mismanagement of the annual “Ride for Freedom” by Pentagon officials.

See photos from the final ride.

Bikers take a break from the 2019 Rolling Thunder ride. (WFED/Tom Temin)
Bikers take a break from the 2019 Rolling Thunder ride. (WFED/Tom Temin) (WFED/Tom Temin)
A flood of bikes during the last Rolling Thunder ride. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell )
Motorcycle gearing up for the final Rolling Thunder. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Motorcycle gearing up for the final Rolling Thunder. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell )
It's the final time Rolling Thunder will ride through Washington, D.C. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
It’s the final time Rolling Thunder will ride through Washington, D.C. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell )
The American flag flies from the back of a motorcycle. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The American flag flies from the back of a motorcycle. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell )
It looks like the final Rolling Thunder ride through Washington, D.C. will be marked by lots of sunshine. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
It looks like the final Rolling Thunder ride through Washington, D.C. will be marked by lots of sunshine. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell )
(WTOP/Melissa Howell )
 Bikers participate in a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
Bikers participate in a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual “Ride for Freedom” motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)
(Getty Images/Zach Gibson)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sits on a motorcycle during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sits on a motorcycle during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual “Ride for Freedom” motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)
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The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual “Ride for Freedom” motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)
The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual “Ride for Freedom” motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)
Bikers arrive at the Pentagon during the 2019 Rolling Thunder on May 26, 2019.  (WFED/Tom Temin)
Bikers arrive at the Pentagon during the 2019 Rolling Thunder on May 26, 2019. (WFED/Tom Temin) (WFED/Tom Temin)
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Bikers take a break from the 2019 Rolling Thunder ride. (WFED/Tom Temin)
Motorcycle gearing up for the final Rolling Thunder. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
It's the final time Rolling Thunder will ride through Washington, D.C. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The American flag flies from the back of a motorcycle. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
It looks like the final Rolling Thunder ride through Washington, D.C. will be marked by lots of sunshine. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
 Bikers participate in a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sits on a motorcycle during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright, VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, speaks during a blessing of the bikes event at the Washington National Cathedral on May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rolling Thunder will mark the 32nd anniversary of its annual "Ride for Freedom" motorcycle procession and commemorative events this Memorial Day weekend for raising the attention of POW and MIA issues (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
Bikers arrive at the Pentagon during the 2019 Rolling Thunder on May 26, 2019.  (WFED/Tom Temin)

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