Skip to comments.Taxing Week at Walter Reed! Week 261, April 16, 2010
Posted on 04/17/2010 2:06:29 PM PDT by kburi
FRONT GATE NOTES
Tonight was warm with high winds and occasional showers as a cold front began pushing through the area. The DC Chapter had an energetic crew and was joined by visitors who had made Walter Reed a destination after attending the DC Tea Party.
VictoryNY kept the cheers going and passing cars responded with honks and waves.
The big bus returning from dinner with wounded warriors and their families, had just turned into Walter Reed, when a large ambulance roared down Georgia Ave and turned into Walter Reed, right behind the returning bus.
These ambulances carry wounded troops who have just returned from the war zone. They are picked up at Andrews Air Force Base and immediately transported to Walter Reed.
Other wounded warriors may be sent to Navy Med in Bethesda.
Earlier and shortly after we arrived, a medevac chopper landed, just inside the Front Gate with a wounded soldier.
Both are key reminders of why we are at the front gates of Walter Reed every Friday night. (261 consecutive Friday nights and counting).
Other Notes Worth Noting
This was Tea Party Week all over the country.
Kathy, Steve and Phyllis came from Atlanta and joined Sandy from Ashburn, VA to attend the DC Tea Party. They had joined us on 9/11/09 at Walter Reed (before the 9/12/09 Tea Party) and decided to return tonight. They were very welcome.
Mr and Mrs Trooprally and Cindy True Supporter were also at the DC Tea Party.
Rongkirby was at the Fort Walton(Fl) Tea Party and flew back today to join us. He said there were over 800 attendees and it was great.
Kburi attended the Rockville, Md Tea Party where approximately 450 / 500 gathered to listen to speakers.
HONOR ROLL for April 16, 2010
Mr and Mrs Trooprally, VictoryNY, Cindy True Supporter, Fraxinus, Rongkirby, Sensei Ern, Kburi, Lurker Elizabeth, and Lurkers Kathy, Steve and Phyllis from Atlanta, and Sandy from Ashburn, Va.
WRAMC Anti - War Protester News
Several moonbats were on union duty tonight. They evaporated promptly at nine.
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 16, 2010 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs Trooprally)
Flags Blowin in the Wind
Midevac Chopper which brought a Wounded Warrior to Walter Reed
Fraxinus and Cindy True Supporter
Trooprally Ready for the Rain
Kburi and VictoryNY
Sandy Ashburn, VA
Kathy, Steve and Phyllis from Atlanta.
Bus With Troops Returns from Dinner
Thanks for all you do!!
thank you so much for hanging in there and making this a real tradition, one that will go down through the years. You are creating memories of honor, persistence and dedication that will be talked about for generations, I assure you. People who do the right thing will always be honored.
I met Trooprally at the Tea Party Thursday evening along with a couple of others. I think this is Trooprally's flag taken from the other side of the crowd:
It does look like Trooprally’s official Tea Party Flag - American Flag with Don’t Tread on Me underneath.
From your home page it looks like many of us have been at the same rallies.
Keep active and God bless.
Yep, very good meeting you at the Tea Party. Looking at your Home Page and your great pics, thanks for supporting our troops and conservatives.
There was flag pole like mine but this one looks like me. The other was more in the middle and probably would not have the building behind it. I had lots of help holding it form CPT Clay from Texas. This was his first time to DC and he enjoyed the few days that he was here.
WooHoo - up already, thanks.
The bus came in later than usual due to the volcano in Europe. The medivac flights from Afghanistan are detoured from Germany. Not sure of the exact route but the flight takes longer.
So no “walter reed bus” Looks like they are back to commercial bus?
Don’t have an answer, this bus didn’t have the blue inside lights that the former one had.
We are just glad to see the buses return each Fri night.
(and you know, dear leader has nationalized gm so maybe this is a gm, government motors, bus)
Da, ees GM bus!
With baseball starting, they may have needed extra buses, but that’s a guess.
While handing out cigars, I met a soldier who runs the hockey team for the wounded soldiers. Coincidences being what they are, he moved to my hometown the same time I moved out here. He gave me an update to all I have missed since I haven’t been back in 18 years.