Skip to comments.Five Years at Walter Reed! Week 260, April 9, 2010
Posted on 04/16/2010 12:26:54 PM PDT by kburi
b> FRONT GATE NOTES
On April 9, 2010, the DC Chapter of Free Republic recorded Five (5) years and 260 consecutive Friday nights at the Front Gate of Walter Reed supporting and honoring our wounded warriors and their families.
Five years ago, the DC Chapter countered Code Pink s hateful and vile anti-war and anti-military protest at the front gates of Walter Reed. It was a confrontative period until the DC Chapter obtained a DC Permit to hold all four corners at the front gate.
Since then we have manned all four corners with flag waving, sign holding supporters of the wounded warriors and their families.
We have met and talked with many wounded warriors who come out to talk, and we have enjoyed meeting many Americans from all over the country who have stopped by on Friday night.
A number are freepers and almost all are active in similar rallies or support events in their own communities.
At the risk of receiving flack, I will mention a few of the stalwarts who over the years have kept the 260 consecutive Friday nights not only intact, but interesting. ( Trooprally may add others).
With apologies to those I overlooked, they include:
Mr and Mrs Trooprally, BufordP, Angelwood, tgslTakoma, Cindy True Supporter, Kristinn, Jimmy Valentines Brother, Tom the Redhunter, Pleadeal, ConcreteBob, Fraxinus, Lurker Bill, VictoryNY, VAFlagwaver, RonGKirby, AlbionWilde, BillF, bmwcycle, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Doctor Raoul, GunsareOK, 3D-Joy, Satin_Patriot, prezUSA222, Olney-Keith, RockerMom2My Hero, Sensei ern, and the chief.
Although the weather was a little brisk, we had a lively crew to wave flags, display signs and wave back at the passing cars. Only one bus tonight - the small bus, but it was full as it pulled in.
HONOR ROLL for April 9, 2010
Mr and Mrs Trooprally, VictoryNY, Cindy True Supporter, Fraxinus, Kburi and Lurker Elizabeth
WRAMC Anti - War Protester News
There were only 3 or so moonbats, but something they did caused the WR security force to approach them. Possibly had to do with their signs on WR property.
The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approx 9:30pm.
BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive
April 9, 2010 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs Trooprally)
Victory NY and Cindy True Supporter
Trooprally on Station
3d-Joy and Lurker Elizabeth
Kburi and Trooprally
Victory NY, Fraxinus and Passerby
WR Security Force Talks to Moonbats.
WR Disabled Veteran Bus Returns
You guys rock!
keep up the great job....
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!! GREAT JOB!
God bless all of you.
There are no words strong enough to express how deeply grateful I am for all of you who have been so faithful. Tears of appreciation on your accomplishment of five years of standing for our wounded warriors. Thank you.
Bravo Zulu! Happy Anniversary. The DC Chapter rocks!
Uplifting. And now Lt. Col. Laken, an American hero in my opinion, is working inside Walter Reed while awaiting investigation for court martial.
Let's add me to the honor roll for that week...OK?
I am sorry It can't be more often but I will see you all in the warm June-July weather.
Every week has a memory of some sorts. The best was when Molonge House bus stopped at our corner, invited the FReepers onto it, AND THE WOUNDED TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES CLAPPED FOR US. I still get chills remembering that cold night.
Several early stalwarts before your time(?): LandryFan, Danang68, Pasquale, nina0113, Jack Deth, Taco Mamma, W04Man AGreatPer
And I'm sure I also forgot some that were before my time since [Mrs] T and I started late.
It’s official, you are now added to the Honor Roll for April 9, 2010.
With Mrs T’s Army (note that Trooprally),I said Army scarf.
It was a brisk evening.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE THE BEST!
We’ve been doing it for eight out here on the Left Coast, but can’t hold a candle to your commitment when we know you chip ice and shovel snow to complete the mission. Even when it gets well over 100 degrees in the California summer, we remember what you had to do in winter.
KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
All My Best,