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DC Chapterís Four Corner Offense started 5 years ago on January 20, 2006! Week 301,January 21, 2011
1/25/11 | Kburi

Posted on 01/25/2011 8:25:20 AM PST by kburi

January 21, 2011 Notes

Tonight, January 21, 2011 was bitterly cold due mainly to the wind. Cold weather gear was the uniform of the day. The full moon was beautiful and the cold kept the crazies away.
Soldiers were paying attention to us. At one point, when the 82nd Airborne flag was prominently displayed, a soldier pulled over and yelled “where’s the 101st Airborne flag?” Ok, we will add the 101st Airborne flag to Flag Row.
The bus returned late as there was a program in addition to their dinner for the wounded warriors.


Below are excerpts from two AAR’s written in January and early February 2006, which recount the DC Chapter’s takeover of all four corners of Walter Reed’s front gate.
Not only are some members still active on Friday nights, but also Freepers, who posted in those early days, still post.

Code Pink Retreats from Walter Reed-Freepers Win! (Week 40 Report)

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 7:50:58 PM by armymarinemom

I just received a phone call from Kristinn!! The DC Chapter of Protest Warriors obtained a permit for Code Pink’s side of the street today after the Pinko’s forgot to renew their permit. The blood dancers tried to stick it out for about 20-25 minutes before they tucked tail and retreated a block away to the closed entrance. Freepers and Protest Warriors now have all four corners outside the main entrance to WRAMC!

Armymarinemom’s after action report generated one of the largest responses to any WR after action report.

In one week, 1,586 Freepers posted comments on this stunning takeover, orchestrated by ConcreteBob of the Protest Warriors and Free Republic, and over 31,200 members viewed the AAR!

tgsltakoma’s 2/16/06 After Action Report, week 43 summed up the importance of the DC Chapter’s presence on all 4 corners of the front gates of Walter Reed.

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:02:43 PM by tgslTakoma

Now that we own all four corners, there is no doubt in the minds of passers-by as to what side we are on - and the horn honks and shouts of support for our troops, and thank you’s to us for being there, are overwhelming! And when the cars drive by the new mid-block location for Code Pink? Nary a toot is sent their way. Word is getting around inside the hospital that the lefties are no longer out front with their demoralizing signs and anti-America attitudes; and the wounded troops are venturing outside the gate nowadays. This week saw even more Walter Reed patients coming out to talk to us and thank us for being there. While standing alongside us out on the sidewalk, they see and hear for themselves what the media won't report - that the majority of Americans do support them and their mission. It's a lot nicer now to stand on our four corners - we can focus our message solely on support of the troops.

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The DC Chapter of Free Republic has maintained a continuous Friday night presence on all four corners since then.
Our mission continues to be supporting our troops, our Wounded Warriors and their families, and standing against those who would hurt our troops.

Announcement: All of you who are coming to DC to attend CPAC, please make plans to visit us on Friday night. Don’t forget to dress warmly.

Moonburst!


HONOR ROLL for January 21, 2011

Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, CindyTrueSupporter, VictoryNY, Fraxinus, Lurker Bill, TammyCat and Idaho, Kburi and RonGKirby

FOOTNOTES

The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 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

January 21, 2011 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally)

VictoryNY and Tammycat

Trooprally and Fraxinus

Lurker Bill

CindyTrue Supporter and Kburi

RonGKirby

Spectacular Full Moon, Rising from the east



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; military; rally; walterreed

1 posted on 01/25/2011 8:25:25 AM PST by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

DC PING


2 posted on 01/25/2011 8:28:08 AM PST by kburi
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To: kburi
You guys are our heroes!

I'm hoping to make it up there sometime in early April, and am looking forward to joining you again.

Keep up your good work! We all know that it is appreciated..

3 posted on 01/25/2011 8:54:24 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kburi

THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU DO!


4 posted on 01/25/2011 9:00:19 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: kburi

Thank you for the PING kburi! and for the thread & Pix.. good report

and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DC CHAPTER!

You guys rock & it was my honor a few of those MANY days you were faithful, to join you

God bless the men and woman who serve & the patriots who care enough to support them as you all do


5 posted on 01/25/2011 9:25:47 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: kburi

I can’t believe you guys were out there in that cold weather.

Outstanding!


6 posted on 01/25/2011 9:27:38 AM PST by smokingfrog (BORN free - taxed to DEATH)
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To: kburi
All you guys deserve something special for dedication to the cause of freedom. So I found this trophy for you. Thank you.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 9:53:17 AM PST by WVNan
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To: kburi; Tom the Redhunter
There are some pictures on TomTheRedHunter's blog. of that January night 5 years ago.

[Mr] T

8 posted on 01/25/2011 12:57:22 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

Sweet memories!!

Thanks for remembering the Protest Warrior’s stealth take over of the leftist’s corner. Especially because [Mrs] T and I missed that Friday. We were on our 25th Anniversary cruise in a warmer climate.

[Mr] T


9 posted on 01/25/2011 1:08:55 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi; trooprally; kristinn

God bless each and every one who participates in the Friday night troop appreciation events. The D.C. Chapter members are true patriots. Thanks to all who show our military and their families that they are appreciated, respected and loved.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 1:47:03 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: 4integrity; kburi; kristinn

4integrity

Thank you from the DC Chapter. We sure have had a lot of help over the years - Texas, Alaska, Florida and many other states.

[Mr] T

PS - Hawaii is one state that stands out that we have not had anyone stop by. There is still time.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 1:53:24 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

To all the D.C Chapter Warrior, Much love from TEXAS!!

I have been up for the Friday night vigil on several occasions and it’s always an honor and a damn good time to be among Patriots!!!!

A special expression of much love goes out to Mr & Mrs. Trooprally for
1. keeping this Texas boy from freezing to death when he dressed for Texas cold instead of DC cold and
2. for making my father feel like family when I brought him to D.C for the Gathering of Eagles. He talks about that weekend with much laughter and happiness. He and I hope to make that trip again soon and he has said we will not miss the friday night freep.

There are so many more folks to thank and to pray for their continued health and weel being!!

May you all live as long as you want and never want as long as you live!!

Keep up the spirit and hope t


12 posted on 01/25/2011 4:36:14 PM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: trooprally
Trooprally,
Thanks for posting TomTheRedhunter's AAR of that night.

The pictures brought back memories of that initially confusing evening. IE: why are we on the other side of Georgia Ave? Concrete bob straightened us out.

We've never looked back since then.

And since you were on your 25th anniversary cruise, last week must have been your 30th. Congrats to you and Mrs Trooprally.

13 posted on 01/25/2011 5:08:44 PM PST by kburi
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To: kburi
Just so proud of those that do this.

Thank you.

14 posted on 01/25/2011 5:19:43 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: kburi; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


15 posted on 01/25/2011 10:40:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: kburi

Thanks to all you “front lines” DC Chapter reps!! You have done yeoman’s work here in representing us all!


16 posted on 01/26/2011 1:48:55 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: kburi
Thanks for the Congats.

You must have posted between FR's off-on the internet last night. The TROPPRALLY's

17 posted on 01/26/2011 3:41:43 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

TROPPRALLY = TROOPRALLY


18 posted on 01/26/2011 3:43:00 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

I happened to be there that night. Different name though as that was a previous freeper life. It was a lot of fun.

Thanks for hooking me up with Aleethia by the way.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 6:39:40 AM PST by Holen1
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To: trooprally; kburi

“And since you were on your 25th anniversary cruise, last week must have been your 30th. Congrats to you and Mrs Trooprally.”

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. T.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 6:56:13 AM PST by Holen1
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To: Holen1

Well thank you.

Hope to see you at WR for either the 6 year anniversary of our FReep (April 8) or our last FReep when the date is finally determined.

The Trooprallys


21 posted on 01/26/2011 8:16:23 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

Congratulations!


22 posted on 01/26/2011 11:08:14 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: kburi

Great memories. I have only been able to attend in person once. This does remind me how I miss Protest Warriors.


23 posted on 01/28/2011 8:53:46 AM PST by superdad
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To: trooprally; cindy-true-supporter; victoryny; Fraxinus; Tammy Cat; idaho; kburi; rongkirby; ...

THANKS YOUSE GUYS, including Lurker Bill & his Ipod patriotic music!! Thanks for your continued vigilance against the enemies of America and for your support & encouragement to our brave troops.

PS to the trooprally’s: Congratulations on your 30th anniversary!


24 posted on 01/28/2011 11:00:39 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Thanks.

Hopefully you can make it for our 6 Year WR Anniversary or the final rally when WR closes.

The Trooprallys


25 posted on 01/28/2011 11:50:22 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

God bless all of you. THANK GOD FOR THE DC CHAPTER OF FREE REPUBLIC!


26 posted on 01/29/2011 2:45:12 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: trooprally

What a great step back in time that link was...:)


27 posted on 01/29/2011 2:49:10 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: trooprally

Why, congratulations...I had no idea...:)


28 posted on 01/29/2011 2:51:14 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: rlmorel

Thank you. I guess we look to young for a 30th. :-))

Trooprallys


29 posted on 01/29/2011 3:38:42 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

You guys are just a coupla young’uns...:)


30 posted on 01/29/2011 6:31:56 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: rlmorel

LOL. Doesn’t seem like it when VictoryNY and the Young Republicans show up at WR.


31 posted on 01/30/2011 8:44:52 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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