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March 15,'08 Support the Troops March - D.C. Chapter Does it's Part
March 18,2008

Posted on 03/18/2008 6:01:05 AM PDT by trooprally

While http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1987246/postsOlney was being held down by regular FReepers iMacMan and Eager, and 5 Legionnaires from a local Post, the rest of the Chapter headed to D.C.

All pics are by [Mrs] T. She and Lurker Ethel couldn't make the whole march so they cut out at 7th Street and waited for us at our post-march gathering location and got some good pics.

BELOW: Some pics that you may not have seen on all the blogs and other postings covering the march.





BELOW LEFT: Laura Youngblood, Gold Star Wife, and good friend, with Fraxinus. BELOW LEFT: A familiar "face" from past Support the Troops Rallies.



Back at the Washington Monument before the march the D.C. Chapter hung around the Chapter tent. Freepers were moving all around and we didn't get pics of everyone.

BufordP said he was there in spirit, but the sign was made with slightly wording. Several troop supporters thought our tent was a memorial tent for BufordP. I apologize for the confusion.

BELOW LEFT: That's Lurker Ethel holding a Walter Reed Collage poster. BELOW LEFT: Westminster FReepers Anomoly99, RockerMom2MyHero's father, RockerMom2MyHeor, her hero, and our own Olney-Keith.



BELOW LEFT: Stand Watie and two more Westminster FReepers, PatrioticMarineMom and her USMC Vet husband. BELOW LEFT: Troop supporter, TrueBlackMan and Stand Watie



BELOW LEFT: Laura with Flib, with Lurker Ethel under tent. BELOW LEFT: Doctor Raoul rolling up with his portable sound system.



BELOW LEFT: [Mr] T and Lurker Bill with supporter. BELOW LEFT: Supporter with Jimmy Valentines Brother at corner of Constitution and 15th Street collecting waves and honks from passing cars.



BELOW LEFT: Satin Patriot and Kburi (right) talking to supporter while helping Lurker Ethel man the D.C. chapter tent. BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter and Kristinn talking with fellow supporters. The new Gathering of Eagle's flag sure looks good.



BELOW LEFT: VAFlagWaver and [Mr] T at left of pic and far away, thru the tent, you can see Jimmy Valentines Brother's yellow Vietnam ribbon flag at corner. Lurker Ethel is in blue vest.BELOW LEFT: A sea of flags as Eagles and FReepers and troop supporters gather.



[Mrs] T's full photo file here


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; dcchapter; eaglesup; gatheringofeagles; march152008; rally; supportthetroops; washingtondc

1 posted on 03/18/2008 6:01:10 AM PDT by trooprally
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To: trooprally

Beautiful: local media gave it decent coverage.


2 posted on 03/18/2008 6:02:33 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: 2ndClassCitizen; 3D-JOY; AGreatPer; AirForceBrat23; Albion Wilde; ALlRightAllTheTime; Angelwood; ...
Mega Olney and D.C. chapter Master ping lists.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the April Support the Troops’ Rally. Stay tuned to FR, GoE and Eagles Up as details are firmed up.

Some definite plans:

April 7, 8 & 9, all day, The Band of Mothers will be at the Rayburn Building letting Pelosi know what real patriots expect of her. Watch their web site for more info.

3 posted on 03/18/2008 6:11:42 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Bump for home viewing


4 posted on 03/18/2008 6:13:38 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

It was pretty good compared to the lack of coverage of our past Rallies. Because we all were there, Winter Soldier II didn’t get the play they wanted. Of course WSII was just a rehash of generalities.

[Mr] T


5 posted on 03/18/2008 6:14:39 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

WTG, so proud of this group of patriots.


6 posted on 03/18/2008 6:41:16 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: trooprally
April Support the Troops’ Rally.

Please don't let it be the week of April 20 - 26! I have to go out of town on business.

7 posted on 03/18/2008 6:46:43 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Our lax laws are a magnet for the unlawful.)
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To: trooprally

Sooooooo proud of all the patriots who sacrificed to show up for this gathering. Even though I know that I can’t get to D.C. I still feel guilty every time you guys stand for America and I’m not there. Thank you one and all.


8 posted on 03/18/2008 7:49:52 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: trooprally

BUMP BUMP BUMP


9 posted on 03/18/2008 7:50:01 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: trooprally
Great report and great pictures, Mr. and Mrs. T! It was such an honor to stand and march with all these great Vets, Military family members, Eagles, FReepers and True Patriots! It was an incredible experience that my family and I will never forget. Hopefully, we can make it back to DC in April.

God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops!
10 posted on 03/18/2008 7:50:45 AM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: trooprally

Thanks for the ping - don’t like how my sign turned out.


11 posted on 03/18/2008 7:55:22 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: sweetiepiezer; WVNan
Thank you. Our troops appreciate whatever one can do for them, whether it's standing on the corner opposite the moonbats, marching to show our support, sending them cards and packages or just flying flags on our cars.

We just have to all keep up protecting our troops’ political a##es while they protect our freedoms.

[Mr] T

12 posted on 03/18/2008 8:34:45 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: beachn4fun

Early April is what everyone is betting on.


13 posted on 03/18/2008 8:35:21 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: RockerMom2MyHero

It was real good to see the Westminster crowd at Walter Reed and D.C. this weekend. And that you all had such a great time.

[Mr] T


14 posted on 03/18/2008 8:37:51 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Well, you have several weeks to improve upon it. Close up it looks great so the cars that had to stop at the light got the message. And your fellow patriots loved it.

[Mr] T


15 posted on 03/18/2008 8:39:36 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
What a great experience it was meeting you all and standing up for our troops and our country! It was such an uplifting experience and I will be at future rallies and actions. Thanks to all for making me feel so welcome!

Here's a funny picture somebody took of me that I thought I'd share with you all!

rochester_veteran


16 posted on 03/18/2008 8:41:57 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: trooprally; All

How I liked the pictures of these patriots parading through the streets. This is such a change from Code Pink and their related groups marching against our country. Often our group is standing on the sidelines. Important, but less visible.

I love the positive nature of this event.

I think photo #14 from the full photo file is especially meaningful. “Talk of withdrawal emboldens our enemy”

What a statement!

Thank you everyone who participated in this event and to Trooprally for the report I was waiting for.


17 posted on 03/18/2008 8:51:08 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: trooprally

ok, that’s a relief.

(go before tax man takes all our money and we can’t buy gas to get there? LOL)


18 posted on 03/18/2008 8:56:51 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Our lax laws are a magnet for the unlawful.)
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To: trooprally

I was with you all in spirit, but due to age and illness, I fear that the photo in post 16 indicates the extent and nature of my participation had I tried to attend in person.

Bless you all!


19 posted on 03/18/2008 9:02:49 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: rochester_veteran
“somebody = [Mr] Trooprally

It was real good to met you and glad you were able to make it down. There were several first timers at this march and their sediments were exactly like yours.

See you next time you are down here. Keep those NY dimwits in line for us.

[Mr] T

20 posted on 03/18/2008 9:13:35 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY
No problem, can't wait for you to be in the area and have your pic taken with us.

[Mr] t

21 posted on 03/18/2008 9:15:00 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: VietVet

Thank You for your service. You’ve done your duty, let us help protect your heroic legacy.

[Mr] T


22 posted on 03/18/2008 9:16:26 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
Wow, that was you who took that picture!!! It was great meeting you too! I'll do my best to try to rally up more support for future rallies and actions. It's been slow going, trooprally and I hope I can reach some folks here in Rochester. I know I'm not going to convert any liberals, I would just like to get through to the conservatives that they need to show support for our troops. That's one of the major reasons I started RochesterConservative.com website.

It was great meeting you at Eagles Muster and thanks for the great picture of me leaving Hanoi Janes Headquarters! :-)

23 posted on 03/18/2008 9:30:43 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: trooprally

Our 1st visit to Walter Reed was everything we thought it would be and more. Especially seeing the real heroes that we support coming back on that bus. Amazing! We certainly hope to join you more often. You are truly dedicated patriots. We’re proud of all of you just as we are so proud of our brave and courageous soldiers. Never Again!


24 posted on 03/18/2008 9:35:08 AM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: trooprally; All
fwiw, i took Trueblackman "home" to Capitol Heights, after the rally & got to meet his fiancee.====> NICE LADY & a LUCKY GUY!

free dixie,sw

25 posted on 03/18/2008 9:44:44 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: rochester_veteran; molette67

ping

Here is the guy we talked to just before we left.


26 posted on 03/18/2008 11:21:48 AM PDT by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: do the dhue; molette67
Here is the guy we talked to just before we left.

Yes, I remember that talk we had! It sure was a pleasure meeting you!

27 posted on 03/18/2008 11:47:09 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: rochester_veteran

The pleasure was ours and thank you for your service! You are a great American!


28 posted on 03/18/2008 11:51:03 AM PDT by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: trooprally; DC Chapter; All

Woo hoo!! Great job, FReepers!!


29 posted on 03/18/2008 12:39:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: trooprally

Looks good to me.


30 posted on 03/18/2008 1:09:04 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: rochester_veteran

yes the pleasure was ours nice to meet you!


31 posted on 03/18/2008 1:38:04 PM PDT by molette67
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To: stand watie
Yes she is and lucky TBM. They stopped by Walter Reed for a second in January I think. There is a picture of them on one of the AARs.

[Mr] T

32 posted on 03/18/2008 3:19:24 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: rochester_veteran
Thanks for linking your web site. Real good reading and nice pics. I was hoping for FReepers to post things like that.

[Mr] T

33 posted on 03/18/2008 3:21:08 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: RockerMom2MyHero

Yep - and I expect you and the family will be back, especially with the weather getting nicer. Great times are had by all.

[Mr] T


34 posted on 03/18/2008 3:22:43 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY
The guys that made the poster assemblies them at the rallies. Since the poster is large and they were traveling, the D.C. Chapter inherited that one and another. It WILL be used in Olney.

[Mr] T

35 posted on 03/18/2008 3:25:35 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Great report and pictures!


36 posted on 03/18/2008 5:12:07 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Thanks. Keep up your good work in warm California. At least it was a little warmer at Walter Reed and in D.C. this year.

[Mr] T


37 posted on 03/18/2008 5:35:18 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
!!!!!!

free dixie,sw

38 posted on 03/18/2008 7:00:06 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: trooprally

Was anyone countering the moonbats today?


39 posted on 03/19/2008 10:47:08 AM PDT by NucSubs (Democrat:: one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.)
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To: beachn4fun
here is some of the pictures from Saturday. you were MISSED.

free dixie SMOOCH,sw

40 posted on 03/19/2008 2:12:17 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: trooprally
.....another uplifting report from the fine people and patriots..MR Trooprally and MRS T,...your reports along with the pics are always a joy, and looked at weekly by many thankful FReepers.

Thank You

41 posted on 03/19/2008 3:02:45 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NucSubs

Nope - strictly for the troops.

It was great. Non of the great unwashed were to be seen.

[Mr] T


42 posted on 03/19/2008 3:24:35 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Doogle

Our humble Thanks. If it wasn’t for all the Troop Supporters our reports would be pretty bland.

[Mr] T


43 posted on 03/19/2008 3:26:01 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

It was great to meet you, MrsTR, kristinn, trueblackman and LurkerBill (along with other names I’m probably forgetting at the moment, my apologies) last Saturday!


44 posted on 03/19/2008 4:32:43 PM PDT by stratman1969 (This space for rent)
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To: stratman1969
Absolutely - It was good to meet new FReepers and Eagles.

Till next time, Stay safe.

[Mr] T

45 posted on 03/19/2008 5:37:30 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: beachn4fun
Looks like most of the activities for April are starting to gel around Tuesday, April 8. That's when Vets for Freedom Heroes Tour will be getting into D.C.

[Mr] T

46 posted on 03/29/2008 4:13:06 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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