Skip to comments.March 15,'08 Support the Troops March - D.C. Chapter Does it's Part
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
Beautiful: local media gave it decent coverage.
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.
Bump for home viewing
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.
WTG, so proud of this group of patriots.
Please don't let it be the week of April 20 - 26! I have to go out of town on business.
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.
BUMP BUMP BUMP
Thanks for the ping - don’t like how my sign turned out.
We just have to all keep up protecting our troops’ political a##es while they protect our freedoms.
Early April is what everyone is betting on.
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.
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.
Here's a funny picture somebody took of me that I thought I'd share with you 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.
ok, that’s a relief.
(go before tax man takes all our money and we can’t buy gas to get there? LOL)
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!
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.