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A Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally Live Thread
3/17/06

Posted on 03/17/2007 9:12:15 AM PDT by mdittmar


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To: bert

Your description of today's events is why I have been up since 4 a.m.--when it became obvious the sleet beat us--til now. This has been a totally awesome day in every way--the sight of all those Veterans so uplifting--you can feel the camaraderie as you look at the photos--and read the posts.

And don't forget, we haven't even heard from Kristinn or Jim Robinson yet and so many of the others who were there. I know Tired of Laundry's home page is true--a clean house is a sign of a broken computer--at least it will be this week. Blessings on all who gave their all today--again! You are our true American heroes--and today we finally got to tell you all that! God Bless America.


1,101 posted on 03/17/2007 6:36:36 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: ohioWfan

I lived in Cleveland in 1960 for about 3 years and in Jackson Township and Massillon for 10. I have a son in Cleveland and one in Cincinnati--I've made the drive many times from Bucks County, PA--beautiful drive!

I haven't had the heart to unpack my day pack yet!


1,102 posted on 03/17/2007 6:40:59 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: gpapa
CNN just played a fairly long story on the anti-war crowd

So how prominently did CNN feature the fact that ANSWER and many of the allied orgs are actually pro-war, affirmatively supporting anti-Democratic and/or anti-Western insurgencies all over the globe.

I'm sure they mentioned the fact they they support the communist regimes in Cuba and even North Korea.

And they can't have failed to highlight the fact that they oppose the international peace process in Palestine, only allowing speakers at their rallies that advocate a "single-state" solution (i.e. the dissolution of Israel).

Right?

1,103 posted on 03/17/2007 6:42:04 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Yankee Dutch

God bless every single one of them. It's inspiring to see them rally like this. They should have seen it over 30 years ago when THEY were doing the fighting. Well, the Dem politicians, the media, and the "war is not an option" folks caused Vietnam to fall to communist, murdering vermin, and they killed untold numbers of innocent people. If they had let the military do what needed to be done, we would have been victorious and the war would have been over much sooner, with thousands fewer casualties.

If we let it, that's exactly what will happen with Iraq. This time, I'm glad the Vietnam Vets are not standing alone. WE CAN'T LET THE USELESS IDIOTS SUCCEED!


1,104 posted on 03/17/2007 6:44:19 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: HonestConservative
Sorry I'm a newbie But God bless America and these people that showed up My word is 10 to 1 against the moonbats KT you did well my friend you did well!!!!!
1,105 posted on 03/17/2007 6:46:03 PM PDT by don from manassas
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To: Just Lori; All

Another bump: Enjoying all the reports and pictures from everyone who could attend - thank you ALL!


1,106 posted on 03/17/2007 6:46:30 PM PDT by cgk
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To: bert
To borrow your word, "Awesome."

Thanks for the report.

My favorite picture of the day, so far:


1,107 posted on 03/17/2007 6:46:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Rudy wants to move the GOP to Guyana and create Utopia - Drink up everyone!)
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To: proud_yank; RWCC

If you started reading at post #1 and are here, you have learned more today than in your whole senior year, RWCC, as far as I'm concerned. And this is something you won't learn in school. Remember it, treasure it and never forget it was our military who made it possible for you to live in freedom and to speak your mind, because one day the torch will be passed to you and your generation. It's great to have you on Free Republic and we'll all be watching for your posts!


1,108 posted on 03/17/2007 6:46:42 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: don from manassas
Don't be sorry, Don. We were all newbies once! And, oh yeah, one other thing.......

WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC!

1,109 posted on 03/17/2007 6:47:38 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: OwenKellogg

"I hope so. To see the Viet Nam Vets standing up for the next generation, though no one stood up for them, was a truly moving experience. No one should let the valor, faith, honor, and humility of those men go unanswered."

~~~~~~~

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"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."

~~~~~~~~

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Support the next generation of America's war veterans

http://vva.org/


1,110 posted on 03/17/2007 6:49:32 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: EternalVigilance

it's on the front page of foxnews.com


1,111 posted on 03/17/2007 6:49:49 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: GoldwaterChick

THANK YOU....!!!


1,112 posted on 03/17/2007 6:50:36 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: RWCC

A senior, eh? Well, you give me hope. You're a heckuvalot smarter than I was at that age! Stand up straight, and don't let the jerks get you down!


1,113 posted on 03/17/2007 6:52:02 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: bert

Your post is a keeper. Thank you very much for the thoughtful comments of this historical day.


1,114 posted on 03/17/2007 6:54:09 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: cibco

Hiya Cibby! I started to, but I don't like cleaning chunks off the keyboard, so I stopped. DU'ers are ....... well, they're ....... I better stop before I get banned!


Is "Here Comes the Bride" playing nonstop in your head, yet? =)


1,115 posted on 03/17/2007 6:56:02 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: USMCPOP

Hi POPSICLE- I'm glad to hear you made it home safely. A very few moonbats who tried to get in with signs, and the traffic security made them leave the signs in the trash.

I echo your sentiments to all those who made it today.


1,116 posted on 03/17/2007 6:56:50 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: JB in Whitefish

Are you in Whitefish Montana? I think there's one there.


1,117 posted on 03/17/2007 6:56:53 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: GoldwaterChick
Ohio and PA are two beautiful states.

I grew up in NE Ohio about four miles from the PA border. I LOVE driving across the state, north or south...........just not in 8 inches of snow. :)

I agree though.......reading this thread has been theraputic. Next time WE will be there!

1,118 posted on 03/17/2007 6:59:42 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: HollyB

"Barriers also kept them apart.

But war protester Susanne Shine of Boone, N.C., found herself in a crowd of counterdemonstrators, and came out in tears, with her sign in shreds.

"They ripped up my peace sign," she said, after police escorted her, her husband and two adult daughters from the group. "It was really pretty scary for me.""

~~~~~~~


....AW....SHUCKS.....!!!


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,259348,00.html


LESSON:

These pukes FOLD at the slightest sign of RESISTANCE.

They hafe NO backbone.


NONE.


[been there, done that]


1,119 posted on 03/17/2007 7:04:17 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Just Lori

Agreed. I have relatives who have served in every major conflict, except the Gulf War, since World War II. None were career military, just regular sailors & soldiers doing their part. I don't understand what part of our nation's history these moonbats are missing, but they must lead pretty isolated lives to misunderstand it so thoroughly.


1,120 posted on 03/17/2007 7:07:45 PM PDT by Yankee Dutch
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To: GoldwaterChick

YEP....


Nice place.

Be you tee full as well.

[been a couple of other places, however...]


1,121 posted on 03/17/2007 7:08:36 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: BlueOneGolf

Sorry for the late catch, had to take my son back to the airport to go back to school.

If this picture shows the cut & run crowd in the distance, all of their colors appear yellow which would dramatize their position on the Iraq war...am I right?


1,122 posted on 03/17/2007 7:12:34 PM PDT by Stayfree (Check out our Flush Hillary Calendar at FLUSH HILLARY CALENDAR.COM!)
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To: nicotinefiend

I do not know you, but tell your son that our family loves his service to our country and that he is now loved by several more moms.


1,123 posted on 03/17/2007 7:14:55 PM PDT by Stayfree (Check out our Flush Hillary Calendar at FLUSH HILLARY CALENDAR.COM!)
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To: All
More pictures and coverage at my place (I was there)- Right on the Right My favorite?
ROTR- ANSWER and the Radical Queers for Peace? (Photos Credit: Right on the Right Photographer Steve Striewski)

1,124 posted on 03/17/2007 7:20:57 PM PDT by RealTeen (Right- Correct, Right- Conservative. Are You Right on the Right?)
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To: EternalVigilance

That's my favorite pic also, although the guys guarding the Vietnam Nurse's Memorial were also quite a sight. (My sister-in-law was a nurse at China Beach and her husband did TWO tours of duty as a Medevac Pilot).

The anti-war protestors wouldn't want any part of that.

Perhaps my favorite Reagan quote was when he was Governor:

"I saw a group of protestors the other days carrying signs that said 'Make Love Not War'. Trouble is -- they didn't look like they knew how to do either."


1,125 posted on 03/17/2007 7:24:16 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: mdittmar
This was just amazing!!! A huge THANK YOU to all of those who went out today and especially to those who have served the cause of freedom for us all. These events define to me what the almost seemingly extinct notions of duty, honor, valor and loyalty actually mean, personified in the faces of the vets who have been to the edge and back FOR US!!

As a Canadian, I would also like to thank you all for fighting at those times when my countrymen were more content in their "peace" than for fighting for those in the world who were to become slaves of tyrannical communists.

I have had the pleasure even living in Canada to meet with some Vietnam veterans who are not of the peacenik, draft-dodging hippie variety. You will be proud to know that they do their best promoting the "right" causes around there and remain extremely proud to have served the United States.

Again, THANK YOU all so much. I personally find it hard to read about these things without getting emotional. It is uplifting to see all of the veterans of Vietnam speaking up for themselves after all of these years. And to see those who are not too politically correct to speak towards the greatness of our own nations and for the survival of our values and freedom.

I am 19 years old, and if people like this can survive on through my generation there is still some hope for our nations, our civilization and for our world.

I hope you guys do this again next year as you may get a few more "northern" eagles out.
1,126 posted on 03/17/2007 7:24:27 PM PDT by albertanconservative
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To: All
Tell the "Cut & Run Crowd" to get out of the way, because the real patriots of this country are going to unite and wipe out the Demo left-wing commies and retake our country from the liberal commie pinkos of the Soros and Hollyweed crowd. Move over, we're coming through...and its about time!!
1,127 posted on 03/17/2007 7:26:44 PM PDT by Stayfree (t)
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To: RealTeen

Thank you all who went.

Thank you all who wrote.


1,128 posted on 03/17/2007 7:28:37 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: albertanconservative
I am 19 years old, and if people like this can survive on through my generation there is still some hope for our nations, our civilization and for our world.

Canadian FRiend,

Hope only dies when we let it. ;-)

1,129 posted on 03/17/2007 7:30:04 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: Yankee Dutch
I don't understand what part of our nation's history these moonbats are missing, but they must lead pretty isolated lives to misunderstand it so thoroughly.

Keep this in mind..... "Those who CAN ...... DO. Those who CAN'T ...... TEACH."

That's another big problem we need to work on.

1,130 posted on 03/17/2007 7:37:34 PM PDT by Just Lori (There's nothing democratic about Democrats.)
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To: bert; RaceBannon
bert, there were many organizations working to get the word out. Another primary group was Together We Served. Many Marine vets and their friends worked tirelessly to light the fire. Didn't take much convincing....but I think it will be contagious.
1,131 posted on 03/17/2007 7:37:45 PM PDT by MudPuppy (St Michael Protect Us!)
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To: DollyCali

Sorry -- it took a while for my replies to get posted... guess cuz we're new, but we're the ones that called & told K about CSPAN deciding not to show GOE this morning. We fudged & used the press #. He was real tired last we spoke & may have turned it off & headed for a warm spot & cup of anything HOT! :D


1,132 posted on 03/17/2007 7:38:09 PM PDT by Serafinos
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To: mdittmar
Thank you to all that attended today to support our brave troops! I have to say that I hold extreme bitterness in my heart for those anti American creeps that trash our flag and showed up today. They will never appreciate or know the sacrifices our heroes in combat go through so they may hold their disgusting demonstrations against our country!
1,133 posted on 03/17/2007 7:39:52 PM PDT by Bush gal in LA
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To: Stayfree

OMG ROFLMBBO!!! That cat is through me for a loop & CANNOT STOP LAUGHING HILAROUS! Thank you -- gotta have that CAT!
lololol


1,134 posted on 03/17/2007 7:43:54 PM PDT by Serafinos
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To: Serafinos

Obviously... can't even type from crying! lololol OOPS


1,135 posted on 03/17/2007 7:44:59 PM PDT by Serafinos
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To: Stayfree

I'll pass on your kind words.

Love the cat!!


1,136 posted on 03/17/2007 7:47:29 PM PDT by nicotinefiend (Proud and Relieved Mom of a Marine, back from Iraq this last Tuesday.)
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To: Stayfree

1,137 posted on 03/17/2007 7:58:51 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: gpapa

Yeah we could have used one of these today, it was a target rich environment.


1,138 posted on 03/17/2007 8:00:39 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: RaceBannon

God Bless you. Thank you all that were able to gather with the Eagles.


1,139 posted on 03/17/2007 8:07:52 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: gpapa

Schwere Gustav...;0)


1,140 posted on 03/17/2007 8:12:04 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: GoldwaterChick
Remember it, treasure it and never forget it was our military who made it possible for you to live in freedom and to speak your mind, because one day the torch will be passed to you and your generation.

I treasure you post. Well said, GoldwaterChick.

1,141 posted on 03/17/2007 8:35:11 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: 4integrity
Hey girl! I represented Florida well! pics here.
1,142 posted on 03/17/2007 8:42:58 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: All

Levinites were at the Gathering of Eagles Rally!

http://marklevinfan.com/?p=1975

http://marklevinfan.com/PhotoAlbum/thumbnails.php?album=51

1,143 posted on 03/17/2007 8:47:03 PM PDT by MarkLevinFan
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To: mdittmar

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/03/17/gathering-of-eagles-2/


1,144 posted on 03/17/2007 8:47:49 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: mdittmar

March 17, 2007 was a day that will go down as the first day that patriots decided to answer ANSWER man for man and woman for woman. Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda and the anti-America chorus didn’t monopolize the day. Veterans, bikers, and moms and dads and kids wouldn’t let them. Not anymore. It was a historic day.

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/03/17/gathering-of-eagles-2/


1,145 posted on 03/17/2007 8:49:27 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: JB in Whitefish

I read that article too. Now, if she only had the capacity to see what she and her fellow protestors are doing to our troops, maybe she would stop thinking about her poor little sign.


1,146 posted on 03/17/2007 8:53:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mdittmar
Wow, it was cold today. But I was glad to be there.

I have a few pics, and some short videos that I'll post once I find a place to host them for me.

1,147 posted on 03/17/2007 8:53:11 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

AKA, "Dora"


1,148 posted on 03/17/2007 8:56:15 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: XR7

I have to say, it was AT LEAST a 2-1 ratio, possibly 3-1, OUR SIDE!! hanoi jane DID NOT show up, we scared her off. Too bad we couldn't do the same w/ cindy shithead. Anywho, it was a GREAT day, and EVERY single Vet I came across had such a look of pride. This is the type of homecoming they SHOULD have had, but were robbed of it. Well... NO MORE. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.


1,149 posted on 03/17/2007 8:56:34 PM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: Riley

Glad to meet you, Marine!!


1,150 posted on 03/17/2007 8:57:35 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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