Skip to comments.Walter Reed Week 327: Massive Patriot Gathering in 115 Heat Index
Posted on 07/24/2011 6:25:12 PM 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.
"Eagles dont flock, you gather them one at a time".
This could not have been more true than last night. While we expected several additional patriots this Friday, we also knew of several other Friday night regulars who would not be there. An average attendance of a dozen was expected.
BUT THEY CAME, one at a time and by the car load, . The remarkable thing was that there was no planning, no word of mouth, no texting. Some patriots came because they will not make this Friday, some came to support Bev Perlsons cause, some are the regulars that show up each Friday, and some said that they will be back this Friday for our last FReep.
List of 29 Patriots at Walter Reed this extremely hot and muggy Friday: Lurkers Bill, Jim, Terry and Bryan, 3DJoy (Florida), Cindy_True_Supporter, Credo 2 (Eastern Shore), Fraxinus, Patriotsister, Prez222, RongKirby, SeektheTruth & husband James (Florida), Sensei Ern, Tammy Cat, USNRetired (aka Chief), and Special Visitors: Allie (Consultant helping to close down WR), Bev Perlson (Band of Mothers, Chicago area), Debbie Lee (Mother of 1st Navy Seal killed in Iraq, Arizona) Don, Jaime, Phil Kiver (former Army and author of several books on the military in Iraq), Provi, Ted & Ann (Patriot Guard Riders), TJ (Gathering of Eagles) and her granddaughter, and of course [Mrs] T and myself.
The dinner bus was cancelled tonight due to the hot weather. When looking at the weather channel, worry about the dew point, not the humidity. Humidity was a bearable 64% while the dew point was 74%. It starts to get stickie when the dew point gets to around 65%.
BELOW: We broke up shortly as the moonbats left to celebrate 3 birthdays - 3DJoy, Debbie Lee and Don.
Pics by [Mrs] T, assisted by Prez222
And the pictures say everything about these patriots.
BELOW LEFT: Canteen BELOW RIGHT: The table was so full, the pizzas had to be put on the back of SeektheTruths truck.
BELOW LEFT: Debbie Lee with picture of her son. BELOW RIGHT: Moab, 2nd week in a row it is up.
BELOW LEFT: PGR Ted BELOW RIGHT: PGR Ann & Chad
BELOW LEFT: Don with cigar. There were a lot of cigars floating around tonight. BELOW RIGHT: Phil Kiver and Fraxinus, more cigars.
BELOW LEFT: Lurker Bill and 3DJoy BELOW RIGHT: Terry and Bryan.
BELOW LEFT: The southwest corner had a large gathering. Must have been TJs music. With her music and Lurker Bills, we had plenty of music. BELOW RIGHT: TJ (back ground), her granddaughter, Beveley and me sneaking out of picture.
BELOW LEFT: Prez222, granddaughter, Chief and Beverly. BELOW RIGHT: Ida, Provi, Jeime and RongKirby.
BELOW LEFT: Credo 2, 3DJoy and Cindy_True_Supporter. BELOW RIGHT: Tammy Cat.
BELOW LEFT: Allie BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Jim wondering why his Army flags are not unfurled, with Debbie Lee in back ground, Phil Kiver and Fraxinus.
BELOW: Three moonbats. Must be really disheartening to see the numerous patriots out this Friday, actually every Friday. And we are not paid by the unions.
Dc Chapter Master Ping List
Kburi is still on vacation but he will be back for our big last FReep this Friday.
You guys are awesome & amazing. Much appreciation.
For the DC Chapter, thank you for the kudos.
Maybe when they finally close the place, and start to tear it down..you guys can each get yourseves a brick, or something, as a momento, a reminder...
Now that is an interesting thought. We have some contacts that just might make that happen.
Heck..if you can get hold of a bunch of bricks..maybe offer them as a "premium" during the Freepathon at that time..(g)
Thanks for the ping! It sure was a great evening in support of our heroes! James and I are so happy when we can get to join all the DC area patriots at Walter Reed to show our troops how much we love them!
See you next Friday 07/29!
29! Awesome. No words. Just a whole lot of respect and love for all you guys. May you be blessed.
I call her classy lady because she is so much like minded like us.
Hope you are doing well Nan. Wish you could be there for the 29th.
Over the years, I am just so proud just to know these people that have been supporting the troops at Walter Reed.
I am so jealous. I don’t have anybody to drive me there, plus I just started a new job and we are having vacation Bible school all this week. No way I can get away, but oh how I wish I could.
Great report & pix as usual a special treat for me
Hard to believe it is all coming to a close
Lord willing *and dollars available* the FReeper pups Josy & Toby will join me with you all on Friday.
TAXMAN BRAVO ZULU TO ALL!
Brings back memories of the awesome rally we had there before the 912 march on DC. So honored to have participated in it! Thanks to all of you who continue to go there every week!
Mrs. Prince of Space
Thanks for posting the video. Our own Lurker Bill put it together. But Concretebob actually posted it. Apparently he recently received the okay youtube to post 30 minute videos.
Special thanks to both of them.
More great ideas. Once again thanks. Things are hectic in my work right now and I have trouble thinking ahead.