Skip to comments.7th Annual Recruiter Appreciation Day by the DC Chapter, May 2013
Posted on 06/02/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT by trooprally
In 2007 the D.C. Chapter heard the Gathering of Eagles call to show appreciation to our recruiters on Armed Forces Day. Being that Armed Forces Day is on a Saturday and recruiter stations are closed, the Friday before that Saturday was the official Recruiter Appreciation Day.
The D.C. Chapter has adopted the Silver Spring, Maryland recruiter station. We have supported the military when Code Pink and Raging Grannies have protested there. The leftist have put super glue in the door lock and cracked the plate glass window.
The D.C. Chapter has occasionally shown our appreciation at the L Street, District of Columbia recruiter station.
This year at the Silver Spring station, Kburi, Rongkirby and Cindy-True-Supporter represented the D.C. Chapter. They gave the Army, Navy and Marine Corps recruiters each a certificate and gift card to a real good pizza place, Mannies. Mannies was the pizza of choice when we were standing tall at Walter Reed. [Mrs] Trooprally made the certificates. Kburi took the pictures.
The cost of the gift certificates and gift cards over the past seven years were possibly because of FReeper donations to the D.C. Chapter. To those who have made Recruiter Appreciation Day a reality, we thank you for the donations.
Not personally being able to participate in this years Recruiter Appreciation Day, Kburi has provided a brief narrative of the day:
The certificates and gift cards were presented to the recruiters who were pleased, receptive , appreciative. This was the second time for the Marine Sgt. Riuz and Navy CE2 Rouse, and 1st time for Marine Cpl. Meeks. Both had just arrived last year when we came in Army SFC Guzman received this for a third time. The new recruits were also impressed that there are still people that support the military in a visible way.
Kburi additionally told the recruiters and recruits: FReeRepublic.com is a conservative group which supports our wounded warriors and their families. In particular the D.C. Chapter along with visiting members of FReeRepublic from all 50 States have supported our wounded warriors at the legacy Walter Reed for seven years and have met with families and their wounded warriors at the Molonge House, as well as participating in cookouts for the wounded warriors and their families. The DC Chapter also is active during Military Appreciation Month by recognizing Recruiters in our area, by laying Christmas wreaths at Arlington and by working with the Patriot Guard to counter the Westboro Church's anti-America demonstrations against military burials at Arlington National Cemetery.
BELOW LEFT: Marine recruiters. Rong is taking this picture BELOW RIGHT: Rong and Kburi switched picture taking duties.
BELOW LEFT: Army with recruits BELOW RIGHT: Finally the Navy.
DC Chapter Master Ping List
The DC Chapter once again proudly represents FReeRepublic.com by supporting our military.
ON the first one, we brought home-made brownies to all the stations by us.
Now we don’t have any money to buy food for ourselves.
Thank you Cindy true supporter, Kubri & RonG For going to the Recruiter Station . It was another Great Idea . Ans thenk you for Representing Free Republic.
Thanks for taking care of your part of Florida.
When was your first one? This year?
Not sure where you are in FL but there are several very active FReepers that could help out with the brownies.
I am so glad to hear you are still going to Silver Spring. I stopped there just to say Thank You when I was early for Walter Reed events and then had dinner at the restaurant next door. Love those egg rolls!
I did not read that the event was happening anywhere this year. I planned to go anyway.
I went to my recruiters, they are now in the mall,( so many empty stores I guess the Mall is glad to have them. There were no familiar faces this time. I had to explain why I was saying “Thank You”.
I took surprise “goody bags” this year. Flag print lunch or gift bags from the 1$ store. I put what I could in them and stapled them shut with a card from Your FRiends at Free Republic. Not much, but a can of root beer and homemade cookies as well as red white and blue tootsie rolls and flag pencils.
There were only 2 people there that day but they said they would put one on each desk(8) and eat the extras right then! That seemed like a good idea to me too.
I don’t do fancy certificates anymore and because of the small office staff I do not follow your pizza plan and that makes my schedule flexible. With just me to pay for it that is sensible too.
Maybe we should start earlier next year and ask others to join in across FR cities...??
Thanks for participating again this year. With our current idiotic administration the recruiters really do appreciate our visits and goodies no matter what they are.
To the DC Chapter: thanks for doing this! I am completely ashamed to admit I forgot to go to my local recruiters; I was too focused on trying to get to other Armed Forces Day activities :-(
I’ll have to think of something. . . maybe for flag day next Friday.
Thanks again; miss youse guys!
Flag Day would be good.
Flag Day is also the Army’s 238th B-day. Gives you a good reason for doing Recruiter Appreciation now. You can through in the other services.
Salute from a Naval Reserve recruiter in my past life.