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Veterans Vow To Protect Vietnam Memorial During Rally ( Gathering of Eagles )
WJLA TV 7 ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Scott Thuman

Posted on 02/22/2007 5:40:08 PM PST by kristinn

Veterans plan to protect the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington during an anti-war protest next month.

They fear demonstrators may deface the memorial, even though organizers say they have absolutely no intention of doing that.

Two veterans groups say they're concerned because some anti-war protesters spray-painted graffiti on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in January.

The black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial bear the names of all those who were killed during the Vietnam conflict. The head of the veterans group known as rolling thunder says his members plan to protect the memorial and, quote, "support our troops."

The March 17th protest is to mark the fourth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: americanpatriots; gatheringofeagles; opinfinitefreep; pgr; rollingthunder; thewall; vietnam; vietnammemorial
There is a video report at the source link that includes interviews with Larry Bailey, myself and ANSWER's Richard Becker.

The press conference we held today was attended by FOX, CNN, ABC Radio, AP, WTOP, WJLA, Age of Hooper and Jeff Gannon.

Look for a report from Age of Hooper later. Richard Becker crashed the press conference at the end. He was madder than a wet hen (or an exposed communist).

1 posted on 02/22/2007 5:40:09 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Jim Robinson; Just A Nobody; armymarinemom; armymarinedad; Leofl

FYI.


2 posted on 02/22/2007 5:41:19 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Kathy in Alaska; fatima; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; tongue-tied; laurenmarlowe; ...

Ping on "The Wall" and those who stand tall, ping!


3 posted on 02/22/2007 5:44:37 PM PST by Issaquahking (Pardon Compean and Ramos Now!)
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To: kristinn

The idiot who gave the permit for the anti-war protesters to form within ten blocks of the Viet nam Memorial should be keelhauled and tarred and feathered.

It doesnt take a lot of brains to figure Anti-War peacenik buttholes have no business anywhere near that hallowed ground.

The Government better call out the National Guard on this one , it looks like there may be hell to pay.


4 posted on 02/22/2007 5:45:11 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: kristinn


Well, we've all seen how the left "honors" things (by spitting on them, spraying paint on them, throwing mud on them...)


5 posted on 02/22/2007 5:47:00 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: sgtbono2002
 
 
 
 
! BUMP!
 
 
 
 

6 posted on 02/22/2007 5:48:05 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: kristinn
"He was madder than a wet hen (or an exposed communist)"

I'll bet. They're ticked off that the word's out about them. Us FReepers have known for years that they're the same old Commies that undermined America during Vietnam. Now thanks to the internet, ordinary Americans have learned the truth about them and they don't like what they see.

The Leftists critical mistake was to schedule this at the Vietnam Memorial so soon after they spray painted the Capitol steps. Even though the MSM never reported a peep about it the blogs and talk radio were all over it. That alone ought to attest to the power of the new media.

SEE YOU AT THE WALL!

8 posted on 02/22/2007 5:52:23 PM PST by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: kristinn

Richard Becker considers painting the Capitol steps a small incident? Wake up America!


9 posted on 02/22/2007 5:58:04 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn

bookmark


10 posted on 02/22/2007 5:58:38 PM PST by DocRock (What would Solomon Do?)
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To: kristinn

Thank you so very much for what you all are doing.


11 posted on 02/22/2007 5:59:52 PM PST by unkus
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To: kristinn

Thank you Kristinn for all you do for the vets!


12 posted on 02/22/2007 6:01:12 PM PST by Vor Lady (Welcome to grandchild #5: Lenora Lucille, 8lbs 11oz. Happy Birthday!)
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To: armymarinemom

Well, considering there were "hundreds of thousands" of antiwar protesters in D.C., according to Becker, it was just a small group who did the spray painting (rolling eyes.)


13 posted on 02/22/2007 6:09:27 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Grannyx4

Ping


14 posted on 02/22/2007 6:10:23 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: kristinn
Well, considering there were "hundreds of thousands" of antiwar protesters in D.C., according to Becker, it was just a small group who did the spray painting (rolling eyes.)

I guess according to him someone would have to die in order for it to be a major incident. Just threatening to kill people or just destroying property is no big deal.

15 posted on 02/22/2007 6:11:49 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn

BTTT!


16 posted on 02/22/2007 6:16:21 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: BlueOneGolf

See you at The Wall!


17 posted on 02/22/2007 6:26:51 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Grannyx4; unkus

Thanks. I'm honored to be working with such men and women. They've done so much more for this country than I have.


18 posted on 02/22/2007 6:29:41 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Doctor Raoul; All

Hearst had a reporter there also.


19 posted on 02/22/2007 6:36:40 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
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EAGLES UP!!!

20 posted on 02/22/2007 6:40:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: kristinn

The biggest mistake that these marxist bastards can make is to f$uck with the wall. There will be hell to pay I can assure you. I hope that they are not dumb enough to make that mistake.

Love,
Jarhead


21 posted on 02/22/2007 6:59:21 PM PST by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: kristinn
101st Airborne Ranger, Vietnam 1967-1968. I can't be there, I have a good excuse, but it's not good enough for me. I have patients and I don't get a vacation until the summertime. I'm a doctor, and as much as I want to be there, I can't. These people depend on me. Much like my comrades depended on me so many years ago.

This is really getting to me! I want to be there to defend that Wall so bad it hurts. I've been there twice, and I broke down twice. That is indeed a place of honor. I saw the names of men that I served with, men that I tried to save, and couldn't. Men that saved my life and the lives of other men, at the cost of their own. Men that were the bravest I have had the honor of serving with, and men that were my brothers.

As I write this I look upon a portrait, framed above my desk, from where I write. It is of a man in a business suit leaning on that Wall with one hand. The reflection from the other side is of a group of combat GIs reaching for their side of the Wall, the other side. My wife hates that portrait. She says it's so sad. I tell her that it makes me feel good. It says I will never, ever forget those brave men, those friends, those brothers, As long as that memory lives within me, I am a better man. These are the men that gave the strength and courage, and the full measure of their lives, these are the men that gave me courage and freedom. I may not have survived had it not been for them.

I owe these men the last ounce of courage of my life to defend their place of honor.

22 posted on 02/22/2007 7:05:12 PM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: kristinn

Odd reporting.
No names are given, though two people were quoted.
And it seems to me 'rolling thunder' should be capitalized.


23 posted on 02/22/2007 7:07:26 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: gcruse
Rolling Thunder should definitely be capitalized.

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24 posted on 02/22/2007 7:11:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: kristinn
Thanks for the up-date. I wish I still live there - I would diffidently be in attendance. On Memorial Day 2002, I took 2 of my grandkids to the Pentagon (north parking) to see the staging area for the Rolling Thunder – Wow – when 100 and 10 thousand Harleys crank up - everybody seems to notice.

P.S. To Kristinn - My wife and I attended the 2000 Inaugural Ball and we were pleased to meet you there. God bless you for your work.
25 posted on 02/22/2007 7:15:11 PM PST by Dale 1
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To: Dale 1
I have never been to Washington, DC the place that is number one on my list of places to see:

The Wall

26 posted on 02/22/2007 7:23:22 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: kristinn

See you at The Wall!


27 posted on 02/22/2007 7:41:15 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: TYVets

If you go. View the wall at night. I took my brother, also a Vietnam Vet, and watch him cry as he reviewed his private thoughts.

There are also many other thing in Washington to see. It's all free. Do the Smithsonians, call your congressman and get tickets to the White House, Congress, Pentagon, FBI and others, and then visit all the art galleries.

Remember to wear good walking shoes and bring your camera. I lived there 22 years and still didn’t see everything. You’ll love it.

I was there during the planning and building of the “Wall”, and remember the controversy about it. But until you experience it, you can’t appreciate the genius of the gal who designed it. It’s worth a visit.


28 posted on 02/22/2007 7:51:41 PM PST by Dale 1
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To: kristinn

BTTT!


29 posted on 02/22/2007 7:52:39 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Issaquahking
GREAT!!!
30 posted on 02/22/2007 8:02:59 PM PST by SierraWasp (Get the Recall petition papers ready for signing up to Recall Arnold in the Feb. 2008 Primary!!!)
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To: timydnuc
Many have had the experience of taking a picture and finding out later they were in the photo along with the names of their buddies on the Wall.

It is un-nerving ~ at first.

31 posted on 02/22/2007 8:07:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: timydnuc

I have been to the Wall twice also. The war ended before I was needed, and my lottery number was high.

I have read and reread your second paragraph of your post, and I am moved to tears.Thank you for describing what those names meant to you.

I respect those names. But they were real flesh and blood to you.

Thank you for your service then, and for your continuing service to your fellow man, in medicine.


32 posted on 02/22/2007 8:20:55 PM PST by exit82 (Defend our defenders--get off the fence.)
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To: timydnuc

Timydnuc, that portrait you talked about--where I take my 76 year old mother-in-law for physical therapy--there is a huge copy of that picture front and center in the reception area. It is a most sobering, but poignant reminder neve to break faith with those who gave all.

You'll be there on the 17th in spirit. You friends on the other side will understand.


33 posted on 02/22/2007 8:24:25 PM PST by exit82 (Defend our defenders--get off the fence.)
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To: timydnuc

Then I will be there for you.


34 posted on 02/22/2007 8:25:48 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul; armymarinemom; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Spiff; BufordP; BillF; ...
Age of Hooper's first video from the press conference is up on YouTube. If you click on the first link, that will take you to the Age of Hooper blog report, and he will update that post as the other videos go live.

The second link is to the YouTube video of the Workers World Party/ANSWER spokesboy, Richard Becker, making a fool of himself after the presser ended.

35 posted on 02/22/2007 9:09:29 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: sgtbono2002
"...The Government better call out the National Guard on this one , it looks like there may be hell to pay..."

Ah hell, let the Capital Police handle it. They really showed how good they were last time. Give them another chance.

OTOH, we could send the Alaska National Guard! They could leave Alaska on March 16th - be there in plenty of time ........... FRegards

36 posted on 02/22/2007 10:59:13 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: timydnuc

I'll take your slack brother. You've more than pulled your weight.

Just remeber this isn't the last battle, only one in a series.

Stay well.


37 posted on 02/23/2007 3:17:44 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Jane Fonda was type cast in the movie "Klute")
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To: gonzo

If I remember correctly the Capitol Police had things pretty well in hand last time until their idiot leaders told themto step aside. Besides the Wall doesnt fall under the jurisdiction of the Capitol Police. It is under the authority of U.S.Park Police, and Metropolitan.


38 posted on 02/23/2007 4:40:37 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: kristinn
Yeah, they have no PLANS on defacing the memorial. It will just be a spur of the moment thing.
39 posted on 02/23/2007 4:57:55 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: timydnuc

Hold a Rally in your home town on another day. Its time for action! Not whining about where you cannot go and cannot be. Do what you can where you can when you can. Thats enough.


40 posted on 02/23/2007 4:59:44 AM PST by dalight
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks to all of you. Keep us posted on FR as the day goes by if you can. I'll have computer on all day and stuck on FR. Take care of my boys for me, and Thanks again!


41 posted on 02/23/2007 5:24:45 AM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: kristinn

Look here for the originator of this march.
http://answer.pephost.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8319


42 posted on 02/24/2007 8:53:24 AM PST by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: timydnuc

I'm going out the door in 25 minutes to have a Support Our Troops Rally in Greeley, Colorado. We will be counter protesting the anti-war protest. The wind is howling at 40mph and it's 30 degrees., and I'm dressing like a polar bear. I'll hold a flag high and think of what you wrote.

All the Best.


43 posted on 02/24/2007 9:04:11 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: kristinn

Good for those vets! God knows their service has been defamed enough by these war protesters. Maybe they should recruit Allan Clady to stand with them and break the pencil necks of anyone approaching with a can of spray paint.

Billy Jack
billyjacksblog.com


44 posted on 02/24/2007 12:11:07 PM PST by Billy Jacks blog (billyjacksblog.com)
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To: kristinn
Heard Mike Gallagher last week talk to the vet that leads the group that will guard it. The lefties are going back to their 60's mode. And I bet the rent-a-lefty variety will be there in force......Wish I could go.
45 posted on 02/24/2007 7:46:45 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: kristinn

You better believe i'm going to be there, motorcycle and all. I'm not going to allow our Memorials to be desecrated by the likes of ANSWER and Corrode Pink.


46 posted on 03/01/2007 8:04:58 PM PST by chcknhawk (www.soldiersperspective.us)
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