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Walter Reed Week 327: Massive Patriot Gathering in 115 Heat Index

Posted on 07/24/2011 6:25:12 PM PDT by trooprally

DON’T 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 don’t 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, 29 patriots in all. 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 Perlson’s 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 SeektheTruth’s 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 TJ’s music. With her music and Lurker Bill’s, 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.





TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; patriots; walterreed; woundedwarriors

1 posted on 07/24/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT by trooprally
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

Dc Chapter Master Ping List

Kburi is still on vacation but he will be back for our big last FReep this Friday.

[Mr] T


2 posted on 07/24/2011 6:27:01 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

You guys are awesome & amazing. Much appreciation.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 6:29:15 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: MonicaG

For the DC Chapter, thank you for the kudos.

[Mr] T


4 posted on 07/24/2011 6:33:22 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
Awesome job..all through the years...

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...

5 posted on 07/24/2011 6:42:01 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: ken5050

Now that is an interesting thought. We have some contacts that just might make that happen.

[Mr] T


6 posted on 07/24/2011 6:45:05 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
TR....just an amazing group of people. DC FReeps have rocked for years. I will always believe that each and every returning troop who saw you people there every Friday night will be forever grateful...... and for you folks who have never seen it..*smiles*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wQ2n9W8e8

7 posted on 07/24/2011 7:01:21 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wQ2n9W8e8


8 posted on 07/24/2011 7:02:05 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: trooprally
My pleasure..trust you can pull it off..the old bricks are quite beautiful, especially after a sandblasting..and maybe a cornerstone, and a gargoyle from the facade....you can send it along to JimRob

Heck..if you can get hold of a bunch of bricks..maybe offer them as a "premium" during the Freepathon at that time..(g)

9 posted on 07/24/2011 7:05:31 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: trooprally; AnyStreetFL; credo 2; All

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!


10 posted on 07/24/2011 7:52:31 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: trooprally

29! Awesome. No words. Just a whole lot of respect and love for all you guys. May you be blessed.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 8:13:47 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: trooprally; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


12 posted on 07/24/2011 8:22:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (DWS: A communist propagandist under a big mound of hair)
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To: WVNan
Hey you, Shhhhhhh, I have a lovely lady driving me there for the 29th. Just a friend, mind you. I just can't handle driving home at night.

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.

13 posted on 07/24/2011 8:32:21 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: AGreatPer

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.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 8:57:31 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: trooprally

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.


15 posted on 07/24/2011 8:59:21 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: trooprally

TAXMAN BRAVO ZULU TO ALL!


16 posted on 07/24/2011 10:03:14 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: trooprally

BTTT


17 posted on 07/25/2011 2:56:45 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: trooprally

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


18 posted on 07/25/2011 2:57:16 AM PDT by Prince of Space ("...raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure." Sen. Obama, 3/16/06)
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To: Doogle; concretebob

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.

[Mr] T


19 posted on 07/25/2011 3:00:34 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: ken5050

More great ideas. Once again thanks. Things are hectic in my work right now and I have trouble thinking ahead.


20 posted on 07/25/2011 3:02:52 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: WVNan; Prince of Space

Not a record, but really impressive. As [Mrs] Prince of Space recalls, on 9/1109, we had a conservative estimate of 500.

Thank you both for your kind words.

[Mr] T


21 posted on 07/25/2011 3:15:30 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: DollyCali

If you can make it, it would be really great to see you. It has been several years since you have made it down. And thank you for the kudos.

[Mr] T


22 posted on 07/25/2011 3:18:29 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

TR, the video was a great idea and it gave FReeps the opportunity to look back........but the concept of “being there”, something we all wished we could do, helped many of us know for certain, that people cared. People like you and the Misses, and all the DC FReeps deserve all the “thanks”.
Lurker and Concretebob are certainly patriots!


23 posted on 07/25/2011 4:28:37 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: trooprally; kristinn; nutmeg; DrDeb; Syncro; The Mayor; leilani; Shyla; ohioWfan; WVNan; ...

yes it has been MUCH too long. WIth my mom’s last couple years of being totally dependent on me I simply could not make the trips I wanted - anywhere.

I do miss her but now have travel time... now just need the travel money to go along with the time! LOL

I will bring cameras & as usual try to do a photo addition to whomever’s effort on the AAR thread/report.

Hoping all will think of this as a reunion time to get together for this last symbolic time to support the troops and spend time with other patriots

I sent out an email to some friends that I would love to have join us. Short notice, $$, other plans are factors for all


24 posted on 07/25/2011 5:27:23 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: trooprally

Just returned today and saw two fantastic aar’s by Mrs and Mr Trooprally.

We can add Friday’s 115 heat index to one more extreme weather challenge the DC Chapter of Free Republic has overcome.

See you Friday!


25 posted on 07/25/2011 1:40:41 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; DollyCali

If DollyCali makes it, she will also have some pics to review. Looking forward to your tan. Will you be wearing shorts for our very own WVNan?

[Mr] T


26 posted on 07/25/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi
Friday the 29th:

"Partly Cloudy - Washington DC

Partly cloudy. Highs 99 to 103F and lows in the low 80s."

Actually, I love this kind of weather.
It helps to be skinny.

Opps, will have to change my tag line after Friday.

27 posted on 07/26/2011 8:44:06 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: AGreatPer

Remember, weather forecasts are only 50% correct.

Don’t forget to bring rain gear, just in case the other 50% kicks in.


28 posted on 07/26/2011 6:50:57 PM PDT by kburi
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To: AGreatPer

Remember, weather forecasts are only 50% correct.

Don’t forget to bring rain gear, just in case the other 50% kicks in.


29 posted on 07/26/2011 6:51:18 PM PDT by kburi
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To: trooprally; kristinn
I can never thank you folks enough for all you have done for all our Wounded Warriors throughout the years. You have always been the epitome of true Patriots in your weekly, monthly, yearly support for our injured at Walter Reed.

You will always have a special place in my heart.

30 posted on 07/27/2011 7:32:38 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: A Navy Vet

A humble “You are Welcome” from the DC Chapter.

We let our Vietnam Vets down, we are not going to let down our current crop of soldiers.

Thank you for your service.

[Mr] T


31 posted on 07/27/2011 12:05:59 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally,

I wish I could have made it down there today, but we’re playing catch-up here at work due to the lost time we had after the fire. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the DC Chapter, for your hard work at WR over the years ! It’s pretty remarkable that there has been folks at the gates at WR for so many Fridays, I salute you all !!!

God Bless,

V


32 posted on 07/29/2011 7:58:19 AM PDT by Veeram ("Any fool (Liberal) can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." ---Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Veeram

Thank you for the kudos from the DC Chapter and all the patriots who have stood with us. And that includes you!

[Mr] T


33 posted on 07/29/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: W04Man

Thanks for the pics and the video. Video is great!! Real nice way to remember our last days.

[Mr] T


35 posted on 07/30/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: W04Man; trooprally; credo 2; PrezUSA222; kburi; A Navy Vet; 3D-JOY; Tammy Cat; ...

Great pictures and video!

It was so great to get to stand with all of you to honor our wounded warriors! We will look forward to seeing you all again.

God Bless our troops!


36 posted on 07/30/2011 9:29:52 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: trooprally

Here is a replacement Video (with one name modification) now lets see if I can correct my previous post:

http://youtu.be/ZyxMqEYOrJs


37 posted on 07/31/2011 2:29:55 PM PDT by W04Man (I'm Baaaaaaaaacccccckkkkk......Vets4Sarah.net)
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To: W04Man

Great video - thank you for posting!

What a great tribute to our troops!

God bless them and God bless America!


38 posted on 07/31/2011 5:45:59 PM PDT by credo 2
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To: credo 2; Jim Robinson; trooprally; 3D-JOY; All

Ping to Post 37


39 posted on 07/31/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks!

What a lovely ending for the day.

Good night ALL.


40 posted on 07/31/2011 9:04:36 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: abenaki; JoysKid

Don’t miss the video at #37!


41 posted on 07/31/2011 9:07:49 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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