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
Pictures from GATHERING OF EAGLES
If you missed it, you misssed what may be a one time event...but again, it could also be the first of many that bring about change in the right direction.
The Vietnam Vets got even with the hippies today! :)
Many thanks to all that were there from my family and from me. I don't know the words that would express how proud I am of you all and how grateful I am.
LOL,,,You Knew I was Goin' Through The Names !!,LOL;0)
48rnds into Sevastopol,,,If I remember rite ??...;0)
You caught the spirit of the day very well. Thank you. I say that as one who arrived in a pair and wandered around, not quite knowing where to go, except to see the wall.
A ways to go before we're even, but definitely a shot across the bow. It was a great day!!
May God Bless this country more than He already has.
Hi Star..!! I didn't watch that krapola at all, just followed some of the posts here... Living in SoCal, I've seen far too many of those "people" in my lifetime... no thanks, unless I get to do what I want to do to them.
What a wonderful, exhausting & worthwhile day this has been for you & all others.
good to see your post.
I am so UPSET that I am not there with you all enjoying the time at the wall & the time of fellowship afterwards..
OLD, Tired Vans... grrrrr...
thanks for checking in.
WOO-HOO! God bless y'all!
I don't think it's necessarily treason, that's consitutioinally defined, but just being in uniform at a political event of any kind is a violation of the UCMJ. Now if they were supporting the troops, that probably wouldn't be considered political, I know it wasn't back in '91, when several Reservists and retirees showed up in Uniform (two majors, one former AF navigator, other Army, at the two "support the troops" rallies I attended on the Courthouse square.
Amen! St. Patrick is on our side!!
As you'd expect, another left wing bunch of traitors.
# Active affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, which served as a Soviet front group during the Cold War
# Seeks to weaken the nation's intelligence-gathering agencies
This is a great video clip
Generally not. But this time they had opposition. Lots of very "Hard Corps" opposition.
I don't think they figured on that.
It sure is. And it sure looks cold, too! God bless all who stood up in the cold and windy weather to support our troops and their mission!
Wow... I didn't know I was that emphatic!
Here are some photos that I took today:
If you are speaking of left wing revolution, I think we just found out.
Whatever it was, it was hilarious.
You get it. God bless you... in fact, it is YOU who gives ME hope.
Just looked through all your photos and it gave me a sense of what the day was like: very warm and very COLD at the same time...LoL.
Okay, give me the numbers of the pictures of you. Oh, by the way, the one of the group in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial is special. Please post it.
All told, a landmark day for Vietnam veterans.
w00t.... glad to hear from YOU on this great day!!
National Lawyers Guild even pre-dates ACLU, I believe, FWIW.
You GOTTA see this one...!!!
Gathering of Eagles- Moonbat Safety Video
Easy way to shut down the chant of "peace now". When they go "What do we want?", shout "Global Warming" It drives them nuts, seldom see them persist with the chant more than three times after responding in this fashion every time.
According to CNN....~200 Peaceniks were ARRESTED today....!!!
Sure wish we could have gone. I would have loved to have been there for this one.
I was there...in spirit....!!!
Wanna go to Rolling Thunder...???
I'm TRYING to get there.
Getting ready to get out of here in June, going back home to Georgia. If I can make it, I will tho. We'll stay in touch and if I don't make this one, I damned sure will make the next one.
LT Nichols and SSG Thul simply want Congress to support the Mission. He is presently in Baghdad. Please read his letter and see his video. He and SSG Thul deserve a read.
"From now SSG Dave Thul, MNARNG (he was promoted yesterday), SSG Thul is currently serving with the 34th Infantry Division, conducting convoy operations in Iraq. He has received the Combat Infantry Badge and was recently extended 125 days in support of surge operations. You can contact him at Dave at appealforcourage.org:
LT Nichols asked me to send you this short statement from the Appeal For Courage committee ( http://www.appealforcourage.org ) to be read at the Gathering of Eagles this weekend.
I also wanted to thank you for what you are doing. I had the honor of standing guard over the Traveling Wall when it came to Minnesota a few years ago. The thought that anyone could desecrate the symbol of our gratitude to the Vietnam Vets makes my blood boil.
Good luck and God bless,
SGT Dave Thul
Here is the statement:
40 years ago, a debate was raging much the same as the one today. A small but vocal group opposed to the war in Vietnam managed to convince the public that the war was unwinnable, that the cause was immoral, and that our troops were murderers. They shouted loud enough and long enough to force our politicians to concede and we pulled out of Vietnam too soon. A generation of Vietnam Veterans came home to a country that had forgotten the debt of gratitude that is owed to those who defend freedom. A country that had forgotten how to welcome home its veterans with open arms.
Today, another small but vocal group is trying to convince America that the war in Iraq is already lost, that the cause of freedom is not worth the fight, and that our troops are committing atrocities on a daily basis. But today, there is a difference. There are men and women at home who refuse to let history repeat itself. That same generation of Vietnam Veterans are standing up to ensure that all veterans are treated with the respect they have earned. They are drawing the line at those who say that desecrating our war memorials is an expression of free speech. And they are supporting our troops with their actions and not just their words.
Today over 1600 men and women in uniform have signed an Appeal to ask Congress to support our mission and let us stay in Iraq until the mission is complete. We are asking to stay in harms way because we know the importance of what we are doing, and the consequences of failure.
As we fight the battle in Iraq, you have continued to fight the battle at home. As we stand up for freedom and democracy overseas, you are standing guard for freedom and democracy at home. In Iraq today, as it was in Vietnam 40 years ago, we can not lose on the field of battle. You are ensuring that we do not lose it at home. Thank you for your continuing service, and together we will continue the fight for freedom.
SGT Dave Thul
LT Jason Nichols
A video of LT Jason Nichols talking about the appeal for courage, from Baghdad, is available here:
Please pray for these two young men as they prayed for you today. "
How's it feel to be a part of history? History!
Thanks for being there keeping us posted.
God bless you all. Thank you Veterans and everyone.
Get some rest.
That pic at 1124 really tells the story, doesn't it?.
The enemies of our free republic are potty-mouthed, filthy scum.
Ingrates. They trample on all that is honorable and sacred.
The more these sort of pics are shown, the fewer people will be sympathetic to these bottom-dwellers.
Unfortunately, the MSM won't show them.
Big ol "I WAS THERE" Bump.. :-)
I couldn't be happier about those looks of pride. And the homecoming, which some Vietnam vets truly felt for the first time yesterday. Something wonderful happened to the spirit of this Nation yesterday.
Thank you each and all for being there, and for reporting though tired, cold and muddy....:-)
And you! That was an amazing day!
Thanks for posting the link at M. Malkins blog. She linked to the WA post where they showed one picture of an angry marine as an example of the GOE's crowd. My take though is that he has a right to be angry since he was actually in Iraq and knows what is going on there, unlike the idiot pinkos.
Bumping your post. I have never, really and truly, ever been so awestruck. The line of flags, so many people everywhere I turned, the sense of honor, the sense of courage, and the sense of commitment that permeated the air was beyond description. This day was an answer to many years of prayer. I am not ashamed to admit I cried the first thirty minutes and several times after. I will
by such an immense liberating freedom
by such magnificent warriors
in the midst of this 'battle'
...the wonder and awe of this day.
I am sorry my words can not do justice to the day. I am still struck dumb and blinded by tears.
NPR covers GOE (Not bad)
National Park Service, per Michelle Malkin's blog, is reporting our turnout as thirty thousand.
No. I'm not George.
My name is Nick.
If I were in Tokyo in '57 that would be quite a feat as I was born that year. ;)