Skip to comments.A Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally Live Thread
Posted on 03/17/2007 9:12:15 AM PDT by mdittmar
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.
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!
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).
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!
Another bump: Enjoying all the reports and pictures from everyone who could attend - thank you ALL!
Thanks for the report.
My favorite picture of the day, so far:
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!
"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."
VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
Over 50,000 individual members
46 state councils
630 local chapters
Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
Seek full access to quality health care for veterans
Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care
Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
Seek the fullest possible accounting of America's POW/MIAs
Support the next generation of America's war veterans
it's on the front page of foxnews.com
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!
Your post is a keeper. Thank you very much for the thoughtful comments of this historical day.
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? =)
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.
Are you in Whitefish Montana? I think there's one there.
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!
"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.""
These pukes FOLD at the slightest sign of RESISTANCE.
They hafe NO backbone.
[been there, done that]
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.
Be you tee full as well.
[been a couple of other places, however...]
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?
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.
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."
Thank you all who went.
Thank you all who wrote.
Hope only dies when we let it. ;-)
Keep this in mind..... "Those who CAN ...... DO. Those who CAN'T ...... TEACH."
That's another big problem we need to work on.
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
OMG ROFLMBBO!!! That cat is through me for a loop & CANNOT STOP LAUGHING HILAROUS! Thank you -- gotta have that CAT!
Obviously... can't even type from crying! lololol OOPS
I'll pass on your kind words.
Love the cat!!
Yeah we could have used one of these today, it was a target rich environment.
God Bless you. Thank you all that were able to gather with the Eagles.
I treasure you post. Well said, GoldwaterChick.
Levinites were at the Gathering of Eagles Rally!
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 didnt monopolize the day. Veterans, bikers, and moms and dads and kids wouldnt let them. Not anymore. It was a historic day.
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.
I have a few pics, and some short videos that I'll post once I find a place to host them for me.
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.
Glad to meet you, Marine!!