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MSM Pics of Support Our Troops & Their Mission Rally (Warning: Graphics Heavy)
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/25/2005 | n/a

Posted on 09/25/2005 5:28:06 PM PDT by Pyro7480


Ryan Bowman, of Philadelphia, Penn., holds a sign on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Across the street were anti-war demonstrators. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (According to this FR thread, . Ryan Bowman, served 12 months in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, from February 2003 to February 2004.)


A group of demonstrators who chose not to be identified huddle during a rally on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Hundreds of demonstrators stand on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Gary Qualls, of Temple, Texas, center, holds up a cross bearing the name of his fallen son Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Qualls during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Kathy Mongold, from Darnestown, Md., whose son is serving in Iraq, wipes a tear as she listens to speeches by surviving family members of soldiers killed during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Charlotte and Doug Smette from Makoti, N.D., whose son Keith, a National Guardsman (seen in photograph), was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, comfort each other during a rally in support of the war in Iraq on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Four-year-old Jacob Dodds, from Raleigh, N.C., right, looks over at the prosthetic legs of Army Spc. Kevin Pannell, 26, of Woodbridge, Va., center, who lost his legs from a grenade ambush in Iraq, during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aar; dc; fr; garyqualls; goldstar; goldstarmothers; militaryfamilies; pictures; rally; supportourtroops; supporttroopsweekend
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Thank you Gold Star Families, and for all who attended today!
1 posted on 09/25/2005 5:28:10 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: tgslTakoma; Trueblackman; kristinn

DC Chapter ping!


2 posted on 09/25/2005 5:30:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: Pyro7480

I just saw Jeff Sessions at the rally on FNC


3 posted on 09/25/2005 5:31:54 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

FNC covered part of the rally!? Awesome!


4 posted on 09/25/2005 5:34:10 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: Pyro7480

It was just a snippet, now they are onto "The Big Story" about a missing college freshman


5 posted on 09/25/2005 5:36:05 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Pyro7480

Mama Moonbat's rally was full of hate on Saturday. The ture pro-Troops rally on Sunday was full of love and appreciation. It was quite a contrast. Unfortunately, I am afraid to see how the MSM will spin it.


6 posted on 09/25/2005 5:37:43 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: Pyro7480

I particularly liked the part where Mr. Qualls told of how he got that cross (and wasn't there another instance?) from the She-man slime pit.

7 posted on 09/25/2005 5:39:06 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Pyro7480

Thank you Gold Star Families. I watched, through my tears, all of you today. As I say when I e-mail our troops, "We love you, honor you and support you".


8 posted on 09/25/2005 5:39:55 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: Pyro7480

9 posted on 09/25/2005 5:47:17 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: Pyro7480

I love reading posts like this! Thanks to you and everyone who participates, you are all awesome!


10 posted on 09/25/2005 5:50:25 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I support President Bush, the war on terror, and our brave men & women in the military!)
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To: frankjr
Unfortunately, I am afraid to see how the MSM will spin it.

There's a story on CNN's website right now:

Hundreds not thousands join pro-Iraq war rally
Smaller-than-expected gathering follows anti-war protest

11 posted on 09/25/2005 5:58:54 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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I was there! I have never been so proud. Thank you, everyone.


12 posted on 09/25/2005 6:03:34 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Pyro7480

Great pics......bump.


13 posted on 09/25/2005 6:05:28 PM PDT by indcons (How about rooting for our side for a change, you liberal morons?)
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To: RDTF

I was there too! Too bad I missed the infiltrators. I got there late.


14 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: softwarecreator

This really ticks me off. Really.


15 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Pyro7480

Your pictures are truly inspiring. On the day of the Sheehan rally, which was counter-rallied by so many Freepers and like-minded, I was having my 40th birthday. I could have thought of no better way to spend it than to be there with you, but I feel now that plenty of you were there for me.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you who showed up, especially to those who have lost so much in a greatly-needed war effort so badly portrayed by our media. May God bless you all.


16 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:33 PM PDT by ShotgunWillie (May the Lord bless you and yours, always.)
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Thank You sooo much! Proud of everyone!


17 posted on 09/25/2005 6:09:23 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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Maybe thousands of the good guys were just a bit busy taking care of the business after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita!
18 posted on 09/25/2005 6:10:44 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Pyro7480

Were you there when the wacko started screaming 'why?' and was interrupting the Gold Star Families? Wwe all yelled at her to get lost and the cops came and made her leave.


19 posted on 09/25/2005 6:11:53 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

No, I wasn't there for that either. One of the people there said at one point, there were like seven people who infiltrated the rally, and when the police and marshals intervened, one had to literally be dragged away. Towards the end however, in our side of the street, there was one guy who started shouting "We support our troops," and then added a moment later, "when they shoot their officers." I gave a slight push on his back to leave, and a Park Police officer escorted him away.


20 posted on 09/25/2005 6:15:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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