how many people showed up? 30?
I would say there were 8-10,000 patriots all over. The gathering at the tent area, around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. These included Rolling Thunder, Free Republic, Protest Warriors and those who knew about the Gathering of Eagles.
After the moonbat march began across the bridge toward Arlington, they wouldn't let GoE people "mix in". Some were able to come over toward the end of the parade, but they stayed on the sidewalk toward the outside of the anti-war marchers. Those of us who went over to the circle (including SouthernboyupNorth) went over around 11am. Their march didn't start until 12:30pm. We wanted to set up our MOAB (mother of all banners) well in advance of their arrival, and there were about 50-60 of us who went early.
Let's just say the message on the banner made them very angry. They got close enough for a handshake if we'd wanted to, but then the motorcycle cops cleared them away from our curb, and the mounted police pushed them back even further. We were reduced to just shouting and taking pictures of eachother.