Skip to comments.Ralliers in D.C. Work To Build Counterweight To Antiwar Movement
Posted on 03/15/2008 8:16:38 PM PDT by mdittmar
Chanting such slogans as "surrender is not an option" and waving American flags, a few hundred people from across the country rallied and paraded in downtown Washington yesterday to support the war.
The demonstration was sponsored by Eagles UP!, an organization founded by veterans in the wake of a war protest about a year ago that drew thousands to Washington. Although small in number, the demonstrators said yesterday that they represent many others from their home towns who believe there needs to be a more vocal counterweight to the antiwar movement.
"We cannot be the silent majority again," Lawrence B. Hoffa of Mequon, Wis., a retired Marine who serves as Southeast coordinator of Eagles UP!, said at the rally on the grounds of the Washington Monument. "We've got to get more people here. We've got to get people motivated."
Debbie Lee, whose Navy SEAL son Marc Alan Lee was killed in Iraq in August 2006, urged the demonstrators to stand up against antiwar organizations such as Code Pink, which she asserted are "trying to destroy our military."
"I've used my voice to speak out for the troops," she said. "I understand the sacrifice they've made and how they've blessed this nation."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Take that code pink or whatever you are!
Let me know who I contact to be a part of this. Tired of sitting on the sidelines.
Which isn’t to say I am not a hell of a cheerleader from the sidelines....
I have also heard of a group called “Vet’s For Victory” a pro troop group...
Hey Kevin - the photo at the site was taken by our “buddy” today. He loved that shot. He also took pics of the little girl dancing while waving her little flag.
Are you thinking of “Vets for Freedom”?
Another pic of Mole and Molette67
Jihad er Hanooi Jane's HQ
I don't know who this nice looking lady is, but I liked her sign
I had a great time today. I met Just A Nobody, Saw Mr. and Mrs T again, and met ConcreteBob this weekend. I hope to be going back again in April for to show support for General Petraeus.
And it was great meting J.A.N. I am glad you made it. It was an honor because you are a great American!
These sites will keep you informed on when and where rallies are going on.
Looks like a beautiful day! Thank you for sharing the pictures. I would love to make it out there sometime in the near future...
Here's a start:
If you are a vet, there are these:
Vets for Victory (you were right!)
It was a very beautiful day and all week rain was in the forecast, but I believe God shined on us today! Hope to see you there one day. We will be rallying in DC in April (looks like the first week of April) to support General Petraeus during while he speaks to Congress. Keep your eye on the Gathering of Eagles link here on FR. I am sure there will be something there when the date is known.
I am glad you were able to make it today and look forward to seeing you again next month! ;*)
I am sorry Just A Nobody, but you are far greater of a Patriot then I and the honor is all mine. And I will stand my ground on that too!
I am going to do my very best to be there in April. It will be on a Monday, I hear tell. But I will do what I can to be there and I am sure we will see each other again.
I want to take my kids to D.C. on vacation and Spring would be the most lovely time to do that.
I’ll be praying that we get the money to get our vehicle all fixed up (it’s safe, but not for long distance - we are in WI). Then perhaps we’ll coincide our educational field trip with the GOE Event! That would be a lot of fun - and an honor to meet all of you in person! In the meantime, I’ll be with you all in spirit whenever you’re out there standing up for our troops!
God bless you all, and thank you for your dedication!
God bless you and once again your support is much appreciated.
Saddleback College plans Memorial Day completion of new monument
Was the guy’s wife wearing a black shirt that said “Fight Them there...” on the front, and “Or Fight Them Here?”
Hayes did a nice job. He is an investigative reporter. His focus is DC schools. I guess Saturday is a slow school day. Washington must have been hopping in all other parts of the city yesterday Hayes apparently wasn’t able to file this story until late, it’s on A13.
But the front page has other related war news:
A Crude Case for War (Distilling Oil as the Cause)
I Love the Army But I Have To Leave It
The Wounded Warrior at Home (WRAMC investigation)
Veteran is Diagnosed, Then Charged (Attempted suicide, 5 pages)
-All manner of subtitled articles regarding suicide
Almost Home, But Facing More Delays (2007)
When the War Comes Home
(There must be a reference book from which to choose titles, and it utilizes country and old war music song titles.)
Yes and I had a hooded sweet shirt that said the same thing.
While technically he could say that and not be incorrect, it is a misnomer.
We support the troops fighting the war on terror;
we support the Iraqi people in their efforts to bring stability and freedom to their country;
we suport the continuation of the battle to achieve this.
In short, we support victory and those who fight for it.On a much more personal note:
Holy Schamoley, it was a GREAT DAY. I feel much better about this weekend now than I did yesterday.
I will have an AAR posted on one of my sites soon.
I was too busy running around getting stuff organized to take pictures (I hate being in the middle of all this stuff, cause it limits my direct participation in the festivities), but I LOVE being in the middle of all this stuff cause someone had to do it; so anyone who took pictures FReepmail me and we'll work something out.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT!!!!!!!!!
This Ain't Hell, (but you can see it from here) has a great write up on the weekend's festivities, with words and pictures and videos and everything.
Pro war is good. war is good. dead enemies by the tens of thousands is extremely goood. Wailing women in destroyed homes are good.
Victory after destroying the enemy is priceless
Very good and clear points about terminology.
Thank you so much! and thank you for the link to the writeup of the weekend!
Thanks for picking me up and dropping me off at the bus station, Bob! I just got back to Rachacha at 9am and need to catch some shut-eye, but it was great meeting everyone and the highlight was when the school kids on the bus from California, joined in with us on the March on Constitution Ave.! (actually, it was all a highlight to me, you guys are the best!)
I’ll post more later, when I won’t be nodding out at the keyboard after 12 hours down (to DC), 12 hours rallying in support of our troops and their mission, 12 hours back (to Rochester)! :-)
Thanks for the ping, freema. Looks like a good turnout. I especially liked the Hanoi Jane’s HQ photo. LOL.
Great work! looks like three was a good turnout! Sorry I wasn’t there :-(
BTW: There is also “Iraq Vets for Congress”. Duncan Hunter is on that list for congressional seat besides many others. We need to take some of those seats back and put the right kind of leaders up!
WHAT??? the (com)Post reporting on a PRO-war event??? Wait, has there been a hurricane in Omaha, or an ice storm in Saudi Arabia? Must be the world is coming to an end!!
That lady is Jenny, the Connecticut GOE coordinator!
Wished I would have known that!