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Good Friday at Walter Reed, Week 259, April 2, 2010
April 8, 2010 | Kburi

Posted on 04/08/2010 5:00:40 PM PDT by kburi

Week 259, April 2, 2010 - Good Friday at Walter Reed

FRONT GATE NOTES

We had a fairly quiet Good Friday night. There was no bus for wounded warriors and their families and it was a long weekend with many troops taking leave.

With no snow, sleet, rain, wind or cold to brace against, we had a chance to enjoy some good camaraderie and receive many honks of support from passing drivers.

Our MOAB (Mother Of All Banners) sends a strong message to the troops, their visiting families and all who drive past the front gate.

On April 9, 2010, the DC Chapter of Free Republic will mark Five (5) years and 260 consecutive Friday nights at the Front Gate of Walter Reed supporting and honoring our wounded warriors and their families.

WRAMC Anti - War Protester News

Several moonbats were on station. Ms Trooprally and I always disagree on how many there were.

I think they put up moonbat - sized silhouettes to make it appear there are more of them.

The moonbats left early this week, staying just long enough to collect their union check.

HONOR ROLL for April 2, 2010

Mr and Mrs Trooprally, VictoryNY, Cindy True Supporter, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Fraxinus, BufordP, Tom the Redhunter, Rongkirby, Kburi and Lurkers Tressa, Greg and Monti.

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



If you can't get to D.C. to join us but would like to do something for the wounded, you can find a wealth of ideas by FReepmailing Tom the Redhunter, Cindy-True-Supporter, VAFlagwaver, or PleaDeal. Directions to our Walter Reed freep location from the Takoma metro station

BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive

April 2, 2010 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs Trooprally)

MOAB – Strong Message to our Troops and their Families

Fraxinus and Trooprally

BufordP, Cindy True Supporter and Tom the Redhunter

Greg, Tressa and Monti (Visiting Lurkers)

Cindy True Supporter, Victory NY and BufordP

Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rongkirby, Kburi and Tom The Redhunter



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aar; dcchapter; military; moonbats; patriotism; rally; supportourtroops; walterreed; walterrreed; wia

1 posted on 04/08/2010 5:00:41 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

PING #1


2 posted on 04/08/2010 5:03:35 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; LiberalsWorstNightmare; LiberteeBell; liberty-matters; LibertyGirl77; Library Lady; ...

PING # 2


3 posted on 04/08/2010 5:04:56 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi
Thanks for what you do for our valiant troops!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 04/08/2010 5:07:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: kburi; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


5 posted on 04/08/2010 6:02:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: kburi; trooprally; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; BufordP; Doctor Raoul; ...

On April 9, 2010, the DC Chapter of Free Republic will mark Five (5) years and 260 consecutive Friday nights at the Front Gate of Walter Reed supporting and honoring our wounded warriors and their families.

God bless the DC Chapter of Free Republic and all who have stood at the front gate of Walter Reed for 260 consecutive Friday nights - in ALL KINDS OF WEATHER - and on holidays, honoring our beloved wounded warriors and their families AND their just mission. We cannot thank you enough!

6 posted on 04/08/2010 10:01:22 PM PDT by nutmeg (Bart Stupak: Judas, Neville Chamberlain or Benedict Arnold?)
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To: nutmeg; kristinn; trooprally; DollyCali; kburi; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; ...
GOD BLESS THE DC CHAPTER & VISITING FREEPERS FOR THEIR LOYAL DEVOTION TO OUR BRAVE TROOPS. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU !!!


7 posted on 04/08/2010 10:18:19 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

They do an awesome job! I stood out there with them in
a cold rain once, and they never waivered...just waited there
supporting the troops till the bus brought the wounded
soldiers back from the restaurant. It was something I’ll
never forget.

(Got to meet Michelle Malkin that night, too. :D)


8 posted on 04/08/2010 10:30:42 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: LUV W

I remember .. and thank you.
They’re awesome!


9 posted on 04/08/2010 10:35:33 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: kburi; DC Chapter

Woo hoo!! Way to go DC Chapter!! Great job!!


10 posted on 04/08/2010 10:36:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: kburi; trooprally; STARWISE; All
You are all awesome. Thank you so much for what you do week after week, unwavering and in all kinds of weather to support our troops and their missions.

I am very impressed and extremely grateful to you all.

Thanks for the ping, Star.

11 posted on 04/08/2010 10:41:22 PM PDT by Allegra
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To: Allegra

Welcome .. they’re all the kindest
and most generous heroes.


12 posted on 04/08/2010 10:51:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

great pix contributions!.

thanks STARWISE and a BIG thank you to the DC FReepers for keeping the coals warm at Walter Reed each week.


13 posted on 04/09/2010 4:02:12 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: kburi
GOOD FREEP ON GOOD FRIDAY!!

Thanks for the AAR. We had a real good crowd there. Shame the bus was absent for the Easter Weekend.

Looks like WEEK 260 is getting some play.

[Mr] T

14 posted on 04/09/2010 4:40:22 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: STARWISE; BufordP; concretebob
Now those are some older pictures. I remember most of the FReepers in the picture. And that is MOAB, Jr. We are currently using MOAB, 3rd

And you have the twins, my cigar smoking buddies, but not as good of a cigar smoking buddy as BufordP and ConcreteBob. The twins are currently in Texas and have a blog for supporting the troops, but can't find their link at this time.

[Mr] T

15 posted on 04/09/2010 4:51:45 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: nutmeg
Wonderful pictures, wonderful people.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

16 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pray (Pray!) Oh yes we Pray (Pray!)-- You've Got to Pray Just to Make it Today. --MC Hammer)
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To: nutmeg

Wow! What wonderful work they’re doing.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 9:44:42 AM PDT by stanz
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To: STARWISE
Please Keep in mind that in Sept 2011 Walter Reed will be closing. I would love to see people over the labor day weekend come and have a last HOORAY. When time gets closer will have MR T post a thread on that week so maybe some who have fell off the radar and other can not come because of health. This will be a great time for everyone to say good bye. We will stay until the moonbats stop coming though.
Great remembering taking those pictures.
[Mrs]T
18 posted on 04/09/2010 1:20:18 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Thank you both so much for all you give
and do for our brave warriors. I can’t
imagine how boosted and buoyed they are
by your devoted presence and love.
God bless you!


19 posted on 04/09/2010 1:29:53 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: trooprally

LOL .... wonderful patriots all!


20 posted on 04/09/2010 1:32:15 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE; trooprally

Troop, is that you lurking ever so close behind those three beauties? Where is Mrs. T? Oh, is she behind the camera? Now we know why you keep her barefoot and behind the camera. Congratulations on five years of service to our country and our troops. God bless you one and all.


21 posted on 04/09/2010 5:59:36 PM PDT by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: kburi

You guys are ACES!


22 posted on 04/11/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT by Just Lori (We're living in a nightmare.)
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To: kburi

By the time I got off work, you all were wrapping up. I don’t know how much more of these fricken late nights I can stand, but as long as I do them, I get to have an apartment.


23 posted on 04/12/2010 9:34:10 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Akbar Zib)
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To: nutmeg
Nutmeg, thanks for the heads up.

And to the DC Chapter of Free Republic, thank you for your efforts. As a vet myself, who was never injured, I sincerely appreciate your honoring those of the military who gave more than most for the defense of this country. To do so on occasion would be admirable. To do so weekly for five years is amazing.

God bless you for your dedication in honoring our wounded warriors.

24 posted on 04/15/2010 8:46:02 PM PDT by FOXFANVOX (God Bless America)
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