Skip to comments.Busy Evening At Walter Reed! Week 322, June 17, 2011
Posted on 06/22/2011 4:11:32 PM PDT by kburi
The DC Chapter of Free Republic held its 322st consecutive Friday night rally to support the wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed. A little cloudy with light showers. No ponchos were needed.
The evening started early with two big ambulances roaring down Georgia Ave into Walter Reed just as we were setting up.
Eleven FReepers and visitors handled the four corners tonight.
It was a busy evening with soldiers passing and talking with us. Two wounded warriors who stopped by early on were Grant and Marvin. Grant is in the Navy and Marvin is in the Army. Both were wounded in Afghanistan.
A woman leaving Walter Reed pulled over and said to RonGKiry, I buried my husband in Arlington today, and I want to thank you for being here.
Across Georgia Ave, a VietNam vet pulled over to ask what we were doing in front of Walter Reed. After explaining, we asked him what he was doing here. He is from Lancaster, Pa and is taking wounded warriors to the US Open at Congressional.
A reminder that there are so many organizations and individuals who are directly involved in supporting our wounded and their families.
Two delicious pizzas and chocolate chip cookies highlighted breaks this evening.
We had great news this week. The Aleethia Foundation will be receiving a wheelchair accessible vehicle donated by Toyota. This past Wednesday, supporters of the Aleethia Foundation voted through Facebook. Of five worthy organizations in competition on June 15, Aleethia had the highest vote total. Everyone who voted for Aleethia participated in their win. The big winners are our wounded warriors.
The last Friday night that the Aleethia Foundation dinner bus will operate from Walter Reed is still tentatively scheduled to be July 22.
HONOR ROLL for June 17, 2011
CindyTrueSupporter, Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, RonGKirby, GunsAreOK, Kburi, Lurker Bill, TammyCat, Fraxinus, Lurker Jim and Bryan.
Several moonbats tonight.
However, two of their comrades passed by the front gate about 8:30pm and asked what we were doing. This led to a fairly cordial and lengthy conversation.
Both from California, he is involved with the Interfaith movement, and she is a missionary, with the faith based affordable housing movement. Needless to say they are deeply involved in the social (cough) justice movement.
They left in time to join the small moonbat crowd down the street, just as it dissolved at 9pm sharp!
The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. The last Walter Reed dinner bus is scheduled for July 22nd (tentatively). And we plan to soldier on until the gates are formally closed in August. So the clock is ticking and we would be honored to have you join us before these long term consecutive Friday evening rallies come to a close.
BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive
Ambulances arriving during our set-up
TammyCat, CindyTrueSupporter, Bryan and Kburi
Trooprally and Fraxinus
Three Buses Tonight
Thank you Grant and Marvin.
And thanks to the DC area Freepers.
FR being down most of Father’s Day sure threw you off your posting schedule. But real good to see it up. Thanks.
Yep, another great night with a lot of wounded and patriots stopping by, exempting the two moonbats.
Thanks for being there, you guys and gals!
You represent all of us here at FR and we are proud of you doing it for us!
Weather seemed nice...keep it that way when I get there. OK?
So Happy Father’s Day. I see a lot of competition for the “leggs” contest. Thanks to all who stand for our warriors. Thanks to the two young men who were wounded.
I ditto that! The DC freepers are the best! God Bless them for all they do, and you too, for our heroes at Walter Reed. James and I are looking forward to joining them at Walter Reed on Friday, July 22nd when we will be in DC again.
We are keeping the corners free from moonbats for you two. It will be good to see you all again.
Thank you for the Father Day wish. The Leggs Contest is something else, how much of a bribe will it take to keep your vote.
hummmmmm...I’ll have to give that some thought. You have lots of competition out there. Perhaps a $25 donation to the Troopathon?