Skip to comments.Snowy FReeps compared to our Troops in Afghanistan and a Heat Wave: Wk 209/210, Olney, 01- 09/16 -10
Posted on 01/22/2010 8:17:29 AM PST by trooprally
WEEK 209 - Jan. 09,2010
Cold as cold does. Looks like this may be our last real cold Saturday for a while. What you see for Week 209 is the dusting of snow that we received 24 hours earlier. It was too cold out for even the sun to melt this dusting.
As the below picture shows, our FReeps are nothing compared to what our brave soldiers in Afghanistan trudge through. We only endure the snow and cold for a few hours. Our troops have to sleep out in the extreme cold. Picture borrowed from a Tea Party Express email.
This Saturday the weatherman is saying temps will be close to 50. But that is Part 2 of this AAR.
Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Halsey (USMC, Korea), Carl (Army, Vietnam), Fraxinus and [Mrs] Trooprally and myself.
The moonbats had 3 and they stayed for only 30 minutes, longer than last week though.
Pictures are once again by [Mrs] T.
BELOW LEFT: Carl and Halsey. BELOW RIGHT: Fraxinus. Once again because of the snow and cold, our banners stayed in the vehicles. Only our flanking flags and several small flags in the snow bank were put up.
BELOW: Me with Fraxinus in the back ground.
WEEK 210 - Jan. 16,2010
Finally, a heat wave. Or at least I thought so. This week I was the only one that did not wear gloves. Actually Glenn must have also thought so. He was over heard weeks ago stating that he doesnt do cold but he was back this week.
Because the ground was so mushy, we didnt put up our banners. Didnt want to get them and our boots too muddy. And we didnt want to mess up the grass behind us.
Patriots in Olney this warm Saturday include Dave (Army, WWII) and friend Janet, Glenn (USMC, WWII), Halsey (USMC, Korea), Carl (Army, Vietnam), Lurker D and [Mrs] Trooprally and myself.
Pics by [Mrs] T
Speaking of [Mrs] T, she started on our left flank, taking our portraits as she walked.
BELOW LEFT: Dave on our far left flank. BELOW MIDDLE: Janet BELOW RIGHT: Halsey and Glenn
BELOW LEFT: Lurker D BELOW MIDDLE: Me enjoying the heat wave - no gloves or hood. BELOW RIGHT: Carl showed up after [Mrs] Ts perp walk. Carl is on far right.
BELOW: The moonbats (9) were able to spend the whole one hour out today.
WARNING TO FREEPERS ATTENDING OLNEY
Some new money making have been installed on north bound Georgia Avenue right before you enter the main business district. Slow your speed after the light at King William Drive.
And a new one has been placed just south of Brookeville, between Brookeville and the Longwood Community Center.
Next Saturday, same place, Georgia Avenue, MD Rte. 97 and MD Rte. 108 in Olney
NEW TIME - 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
But a lot of verbal engagement in Olney is always welcome.
If you live in northern VA and want a short cut to Olney See Post 39 Here. It's an easy 20 minute drive from the American Legion Bridge.
A special Thanks to a FReeper FRiend for enhancing the original plain type directions.
The Archive of Olney FReeps is here or in the LINKS section of Trooprally's ABOUT Page.
WEATHER UPDATES HERE.
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We should be back to full strength this Saturday. Lurker Bill and Cindy_True_Supporter will be back.
Soldiers from Echo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment unload a temporary fuel bladder at the Camp Wright Forward Armament and Refueling Point, Jan. 18. The FARP soldiers are responsible for fueling and arming helicopters supporting battlespace owners and maneuver elements within Task Force-Mountain Warrior's area of operations.
The unit of approximately a dozen soldiers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week refuel all the military and contract helicopters, as well as support the ground elements on Forward Operating Base Wright with fuel for generators and vehicles. The 3-17 CAV is based out of Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.
Thanks to all of you for enduring in spite of the weather. You are representing all of us.....I know the troops appreciate knowing that you are there.
Cheer up, spring is just around the corner. Thanks guys.
Worth repeating: "God bless and protect them"
And You are welcome from the DC Chapter.
We hear from our troops inside WR and from some of their family members, they do appreciate us being out there. And we’ve had a good number of active duty and recently discharged Vets stop by Olney to thank us. Just recently an active duty Navy Vet was stopping by. He brought us a Navy flag that we now fly. He shipped out last week for his recent deployment.
When we first started the WR FReep, most soldiers and staff inside WR thought we were protesters. Now it seems they all know who we are.
To see the wounded soldiers and their families waving as the Molonge house bus comes into the main gate is our reward. A most humble reward at that.
Yep, looking forward to it. We usually get one last big snow fall around mid-February. Hope not this year.
On another note, I think this snippet
When I went back to the U.S. for my rest and recreation, he continued, people were clapping at the airport and offered to pay for my meal. I was so amazed.
from the story here shows that we can make a difference. This story about a British guy who joined the U.S. Army, was shared at the Canteen. Good story for anyone interested.
Great story. America is still the best place to be. Just hope obambi doesn’t screw it up.
Nice sunny day, but still looks cold.
Yep ... they forge on in every weather situation.
Hooray! You guys are still the BEST! Are you sure Mrs T attends these events?
Someday someone must take Mrs T’s camera and get a “shot” of her too! Pictures do not seem complete...LOL
Thank you all.
She’s camera shy but I’ll take your suggestion to heart.
And you are welcome from the Olney Patriots.
BTTT with giggles at the “shy” comment!
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