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Christmas Day evening at Walter Reed, December 25, 2009, Week 245
December 26, 2009 | Kburi

Posted on 12/26/2009 5:59:51 PM PST by kburi

Christmas Day evening at Walter Reed, Week 245, December 25, 2009

Wet, Icy and Standing Tall

FRONT GATE NOTES

Not just another Friday Night at Walter Reed

After four and a half years of Friday night... “support the troops” rallies at Walter Reed, the DC Chapter of Free Republic, lurkers and friends, were way overdue for a Friday evening on Christmas Day (and next week on New Year’s Day).

And so it was last night on a wet, icy dark evening.

It was quiet with only one ambulance arriving, Very few cars or pedestrians going in or out of the front gates, and of course, traffic on Georgia Avenue was very light.

The DC Chapter of Free Republic was at cadre strength on this holy day. And the weather reports of rain mixed with freezing rain prevented several people from joining us.

Next Friday on New Year’s Day evening, we invite you to join us to start the New Year by supporting the troops and their families.

Given the uncertainty of the new administration, we all need to maintain and continue our support of the military.

On Christmas Day, we think of, and pray for our brave soldiers and their families for their service for our country.

And may God bless America.

WRAMC Anti - War Protester News

Four moonbats down the block– Had to stand on the sidewalk behind a two foot high snowbank. With the foggy darkness and rain, they weren’t very visible.

HONOR ROLL

Honor Roll for December 25, 2009: Trooprally and Kburi (cadre strength)

Come join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approx 9:30pm.

* Thank you to BufordP for maintaining the BIG LIST of all Walter Reed FReeps.

* Thank you to all FReepers who transport and store our many signs and banners every week.

* Tom the Redhunter blogs at Semper Gratis

* Plea Deal blogs at Semper Gratis

December 25, 2009 Photos,

Trooprally In Wet Weather Gear

Cold, Dark and Wet at the Front Gate



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aar; christmas; military; mobilizingmothers; moonbats; opinfinitefreep; patriotism; rally; supportthetroops; walterreed; wia

1 posted on 12/26/2009 5:59:52 PM PST by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

DC PING and Merry Christmas!


2 posted on 12/26/2009 6:01:52 PM PST by kburi
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To: kburi; Incompletebutfunny; incredulous joe; Independentamerican; infowarrior; ingodwetrust; ...

DC PING - 2nd half


3 posted on 12/26/2009 6:03:31 PM PST by kburi
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To: kburi

A big THANK YOU from us here in cold Colorado. You Freepers ROCK!!


4 posted on 12/26/2009 6:04:44 PM PST by weldgophardline (God Bless our Troops , Father of the Marine in Photo.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MEG33; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; trussell; LUV W; ValerieTexas; ..

Canteen ping.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 6:07:31 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

You all in Colorado and Alaska, need to visit, you’d be right at home (see Trooprally’s photo).

Thanks for the reply to both of you.

Kburi


6 posted on 12/26/2009 6:09:27 PM PST by kburi
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To: Arrowhead1952; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun

Those are the most dedicated people I have ever associated with (once)! God love them...and God bless the troops that they honor!


7 posted on 12/26/2009 6:09:54 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


8 posted on 12/26/2009 6:34:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: kburi; Arrowhead1952

God Bless all you stalwarts, honoring our military week in week out. Thank you.

9 posted on 12/26/2009 6:34:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: LUV W; All

I second that. God bless all of you who went out there for that night.


10 posted on 12/26/2009 6:52:46 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: LUV W; kburi; Kathy in Alaska
God love them...and God bless the troops that they honor!

Dittos and sorry I erased your screen name on my original post kburi.

11 posted on 12/26/2009 6:57:45 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: rlmorel

I had the honor of standing with you on 9/11.
Something I had looked forward to since meeting some of you at GOE-1 in march of 07.

Thank you for carrying on such a noble cause. Every friday, when I put on red, I think of you guys and say a prayer.

Keep on keepin’ on.


12 posted on 12/26/2009 7:01:20 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: rlmorel

They are troopers of the first order!

....and lots of fun to hang out with! :)


13 posted on 12/26/2009 7:02:14 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: kburi; trooprally
Thank you for faithfully standing in support of our troops, and defending the corner against any possible encroachment by moonbats, etc. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families.

(I look forward to joining you on Jan. 22. Will be in touch when it gets closer.)

14 posted on 12/26/2009 8:19:04 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: kburi; trooprally

TAXMAN BRAVO ZULU!


15 posted on 12/26/2009 8:38:10 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: kburi; trooprally

Thank you very much!!

Merry Christmas!!


16 posted on 12/26/2009 10:16:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: LUV W

We in “liberalville” envy your Texas address. We also thank you for your support when you we in the DC area. We miss you.

[Mr] T


17 posted on 12/27/2009 3:27:22 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Prov3456; weldgophardline; Kathy in Alaska; rlmorel; maine yankee; LUV W; Taxman; Jim Robinson; ...
From Kburi and my self, you all are humbly welcome. When the moonbats left and we were still standing, there was a real sense of pride - seeing the several car loads of soldiers drive out of WR and whooping for us; hearing and seeing the honks and waves from passing supporters; reserving the 4 corners till you can make it by for the first time or once again; and knowing that we helped FReeRepublic extend our 245 conservative Fridays supporting our troops at Walter Reed.

As Kburi mentioned, there was a mix of rain and freezing rain. So I would like to thank 3DJoy and daughter, GunsAreOK and Sensei Ern for their commitment, who until the last minute, Mother Nature keep them from coming. [Mr] T

18 posted on 12/27/2009 7:09:40 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi; trooprally
You guys are awesome.


19 posted on 12/27/2009 11:42:07 AM PST by WVNan
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To: kburi; trooprally
WOW seeing trooprally standing in that mush and water...it makes me know I made the right decision.

Can you imagine this poorly prepared Floridian standing in the open toed surgical “boot” in that mess.

I am sorry...I had been so glad that I was going to be here and able to come and help support our troops on Christmas day.

Thank you both for keeping our corners there and our record for consecutive visits to WRAMC. You guys are the very BEST!

20 posted on 12/27/2009 12:30:01 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: WVNan

Thank you. You’ve been swamped with the Walter Reed and Olney AARs the last several weeks. Hope it helped your Christmas be a little more cheerful.

Speaking for my self though, can I exchange the cat hug for a hug from a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader?

[Mr] T


21 posted on 12/28/2009 4:49:30 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY; concretebob; Doctor Raoul; GunsareOK; Just A Nobody

Don’t be sorry. You’ve helped us support the troops many times. I do not know of any out-of-area FReeper, well I guess I can, ConcreteBob, Doctor Raoul, GunsAreOK and Just A Nobody, who traveled close to 3 hours to get here, that has been more supportive than you. But you definitely travel the furthest.

You are all stalwarts of Walter Reed. Thanks.

[Mr] T

PS - bad weather again for New Years Eve but Friday looks good. We’ll have to see how deep the snow is. [Mrs] T, you and I really need to get together before you head out. Gunny and his family are in town till Wednesday AM


22 posted on 12/28/2009 4:58:42 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

[Mrs] T, says NOPE.


23 posted on 12/28/2009 10:03:30 AM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

LOL, [Mrs] T is right, I’ll have to get my hug from her.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 12:08:32 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP

ping

Looks like two #245s


25 posted on 09/08/2011 5:16:36 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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