Skip to comments.WR Week 326: MOAB and 3DJoy make for one great night
Posted on 07/21/2011 3:15:30 AM PDT by trooprally
DONT FORGET NEXT WEEK, JULY 29TH. WE ARE HAVING THE LAST BIG GET TOGETHER TO CHEER OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS THRU THE GATE. This will be the last chance to see everyone together. A special invite goes out to the past regulars who stood at the gate in our early years.
List of 11 Patriots at Walter Reed this warm night: Lurkers Bill, Jim, Terri and Brian, and FReepers 3DJoy, BufordP, Fraxinus, RongKirby, Tammy Cat, [Mrs] T and myself.
Pics by [Mrs] T
[Mrs} T gives this report: Friday night was awesome. We had two things that made it that way. The MOAB was back and 3DJoy was back in town yeah!! You will notice a change up on corners. It made for a interesting night. The night was filled with the usual honks and waves from passing traffic. The temperature was great, not too hot and low dew point. Conversations were on the currant events of the week . Two dinner buses arrived at 9:15 with our Wounded Hero's. Instead of looking southbound on Georgia Avenue we looked northbound as they came around the corner . They were close this week in Chevy Chase. It was a great sight to see. Moonbats Four. Got pictures of their new signs got a good laugh. Still breaking the law putting the signs on the military fence. Of course they left promptly at 9PM .
Authors Note: As [Mrs] T said, the MOAB was up and 3DJoy is in town for the summer. She must have brought the nice southern weather with her. 3DJoy is one of those FReepers that brightens up the corners. Always a pleasure when she comes out. We are expecting several more out-of-towners this Friday, also great FReepers and patriots . Just hope they also bring some nice weather.
Kburi, our regular AAR writer is on vacation so I am filling in, hence the later than normal AAR. It has been a while since I wrote an AAR but would like to give a shout out to WVNan. HI NAN!.
As you can see from the pictures, there was a lot of corner swapping. With the large number of patriots at WR tonight, we were able to move around.
BELOW: MOAB is up!! Myself, Tammy Cat and Rong spent most of the evening on the MOAB corner.
BELOW LEFT: 3Djoy with Fraxinus, yakking it up BELOW RIGHT: 3DJoy with Lurker Bill. No pictures of the gathering around the pizza table.
BELOW LEFT: Rong getting close to our passing supporters. BELOW RIGHT: PIZZA TIME. Get it while its hot! Rong heading over to our canteen. As the first picture shows, after some eats, Rong stayed with the MOAB.
BELOW LEFT: But Rongs regular corner is well covered by Buford, Terri and Brian. BELOW RIGHT: And my regular corner is also well covered by Lurker Jim and Fraxinus
BELOW LEFT: Tammy Cat with Irish cap from her trip. BELOW RIGHT: Sunset before all 4 left moonbats left and the buses showed up. Speaking of moonbats, they had four. Because of our presence and our wounded soldiers talking to them about their protest, their signs have become generic and tempered in tone.
BELOW LEFT: First bus arrives with Fraxinus being first in line to cheer them thru the gate. BELOW RIGHT: Second bus with interior lights on. This serves two purposes. We can see the our wounded soldiers and their families enthusiastically waving back and it gets the bus thru the gates.
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Friday, July 29 is nearing. Hope to see the “old” regulars there.
I plan on being there, TR...:)
I don't like to drive after dark but it looks like I might have a ride from a like minded lady.
She is a very passionate person and will fit in perfectly.
Her first Freep will be a big event.
What fun to be back to greet old friends...and some new too.
It was a wonderful night with the weather cooperating, music, buses coming with lights on, and families waving to us. Now add pizza, cherries, cookies, grape tomatoes from a home garden, a cooler of soft drinks and water ... you have a fine evening with the great FREEPERS from the DC chapter and their guests..
I wish every one of you could experience the satisfaction of just one of these evenings when we offer support and thanks to our injured military and their families. Long drives and congested traffic are soon forgotten.
As one of my favorite men said we owe them “BIG TIME!”
Can’t wait to see you again! See you the 29th for sure!
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Good deal. And you have a place to stay.
Still planning the small details of the 29th, but should be a great time.
All right! Two more to join us. Hope weather is cooler.
I guess on the 29th DHS can wrap up a large number of ‘terrorist’ but surrounding us and hauling us away.
I know, I'm a little strange but, love the hot weather you brought.
Great! I will be driving down from northern Vermont, so that is going to add about three hours to my drive! I got plenty of books, though...:)
I get blamed for a lot of things, but Hot weather is a NEW ONE!
Glad you like it! Hope it keeps up to the end of the rallies!
Hey, thanks for the shout out. I just now saw it. Still looking good on the “corner”. I was just going to send a nasty note to a columnist who wrote a piece about WR closing and she didn’t even mention you heroes. It makes me angry that what you guys have done for all these years has been ignored by the public media. They should be writing stories about you. If there were any real reporters left in D.C. they would be. I can’t thank you all enough for what you have done. It has been nothing short of heroic. God bless you all.
Not to worry. While our efforts will be at most, a foot note in history, in our hearts we know what we accomplished.
And more important, our wounded warriors know we are out there. The most humbling experience is when a wounded soldier makes the rounds to all four corners to thank us.
Thank you for the kudos and especially the blessing. You and hundreds of others will be remembered for your support. We could not have done it without you.
Well, I couldn’t communicate with the writer of the article because I don’t twitter. She was only reachable by twitter. bummer. I’m still going to try to reach some writer in D.C. about publishing something. Maybe the Wash. Times would do it.
Thanks. It would sure be nice to have something written up.