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DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com Pays Its Respects at the Pentagon Memorial - March 16, 2002
Self | March 17, 2002 | Angelwood

Posted on 03/17/2002 6:49:48 PM PST by Angelwood

Members of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com stood vigil at the Pentagon Memorial on Saturday, March 16, 2002, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., as we paid our respects to those murdered on September 11 in the terrorist attacks. We also showed our continuing support for President Bush and the men and women in our armed forces as they conduct Operation Enduring Freedom.

It was a cloudy day filled with intermittent rain. Luckily for us, the rain stopped while we were there tending to the memorial and talking to the many visitors who still flock to the hillside to spend a few moments in silence, look at or read the various items left in memory of the victims of September 11, or leave something of their own at the memorial sites.

The red, white and blue carnations that we have been leaving beneath the larger of the saplings were joined by a bouquet of green carnations to commemorate St. Patrick's Day weekend. Many thanks go to tgslTakoma for arranging for the flowers most weeks. This week, they turned out to be especially colorful and lovely.

The remnants of the recent fire at the memorial are still visible, but new items are being added every week.

I spoke with a couple visiting from Maine who said they had been to New York and took a chance that they could come to the Pentagon. The husband was retired from the Navy and they had many questions regarding the damage to and reconstruction of the Pentagon.

Present at the Pentagon on Saturday were: tgslTakoma, kristinn, stand watie, BufordP, Gore_ War_ Vet and his family and myself. Just past 3:00 p.m. we left the Pentagon Memorial and adjourned to Bennigan's near Landmark Shopping Center where we joined other Chapter members for a planning session regarding the April 20 counterprotest to anti-war rallies scheduled that day.

Pictures of the day's activities will be posted shortly by tgslTakoma.

The DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com is an independent chapter not affiliated with Free Republic Network. (See reply #25.)


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aar; bcm; bko; dcchapter; patriotlist; pentagonmemorial; taxreform
One note of interest: There are large pictures of BKO and BCM along with memorial statements mentioning that they were members of FreeRepublic.com which are on display with the flower arrangements. I understand from tgslTakoma that these items have had to be replaced often because they seem to disappear.

The DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com will be at the Pentagon Memorial again next week. Please join us if you are in the area.

1 posted on 03/17/2002 6:49:48 PM PST by Angelwood
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To: Angelwood
Bump for a BIG rally April 20.
2 posted on 03/17/2002 6:59:24 PM PST by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: Angelwood; tgslTakoma; kristinn; stand watie; BufordP; Gore_ War_ Vet
Thank you for your efforts and for representing FreeRepublic.com yesterday.

I am hoping to be able to visit for the April 20th event.

3 posted on 03/17/2002 6:59:39 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
We'll ping you when the details are ironed out. It will be wonderful to see you again. Bring the orange jacket so everyone will recognize you! Hugs.
4 posted on 03/17/2002 7:01:37 PM PST by Angelwood
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To: Fred Mertz
I hope we get to see you then, FM. It will be good to visit with you again in person.
5 posted on 03/17/2002 7:02:54 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Dave Dilegge; leadpenny; sauropod; doctor Raoul; The Glaswegian; ELS; Marylander; TBP...
FYI
6 posted on 03/17/2002 7:04:49 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
What's up with CAL?
7 posted on 03/17/2002 7:08:53 PM PST by patton
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To: all

FreeRepublic.com memorial to two fallen FReepers, BKO and BCM, at the Pentagon. Memorial has been maintained weekly since November 2001 by members of the DC Chapter of FreeRebublic.com.

8 posted on 03/17/2002 7:17:13 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma; MrConfettiMan; Doctor Raoul
What a beautiful memorial.
9 posted on 03/17/2002 7:23:45 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: tgslTakoma

A small baggie, with several personal tokens, placed by an Ohio family. Many people have left small items, poems, flowers, prayers, medallions and other items at the Pentagon knoll... as tokens of their respect and of their grief.

10 posted on 03/17/2002 7:26:07 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Another new tribute left this past week, from a coworker of those killed.

Construction progress as of 3pm 3/16/02.

12 posted on 03/17/2002 7:40:45 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Angelwood
BTTT to everyone. Thanks for the report. I knew we had lost BKO, but didn't know about the loss of our man in uniform.

God Bless & FReegards

PS: Please FReepmail me any news on the chapter organization or changes.

13 posted on 03/17/2002 7:44:39 PM PST by RFP
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BufordP, stand watie, kristinn

Purple Heart pinned to the tree...

14 posted on 03/17/2002 7:47:04 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Good job with the photos. I can see them !!!
16 posted on 03/17/2002 7:51:42 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Not anymore. :-(

Sheesh! The place I uploaded them to allows a certain amount of bytes transferred, which includes whenever somebody looks at the pix. I guess too many people looked at the images, and now they won't let anyone see them. I guess I got what I paid for (free image hosting) grrrrr...

Back to the drawing board for me.

17 posted on 03/17/2002 8:02:27 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma;1Olgoat; AppyPappy; BlackKnight 96; BufordP; Taxreform...
Thanks for the ping, sweetie. Sorry I was not able to make the Pentagon FReep, but I am glad I got to the Bennigans FReep!

Thanks for all that you are doing -- don't know if I told you that Saturday.

And, thanks to kristinn and Angelwood for their continuing heoric efforts to keep our Republic FRee.

Shoot, while I'm thanking people, thank you all, each and every one of you, for all that you do to ensure that America remains a FRee Republic!

Whether you contribute time, talent or treasure (or some measure of each), every contribution is important. Without your efforts, America will not long remain a FRee Republic.

So, keep it up, FReepers! We are making a hellofa difference!

And the really important thing for us all to do is to keep the objective in sight and not get distracted from our goal!

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” [Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1800.]

Scrap the Code! Scrap the IRS! Abolish the VLWC!

We will never be a truly FRee people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.

19 posted on 03/17/2002 8:24:24 PM PST by Taxman
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To: Taxman
bttt
20 posted on 03/17/2002 8:31:18 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: Taxman
And thanks for all you do Patriot!

Hugs
2T

21 posted on 03/17/2002 9:15:36 PM PST by 2Trievers
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To: tgslTakoma
Howdy! :-)
22 posted on 03/17/2002 9:48:37 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: tgslTakoma
This picture, unfortunately, appears to be out of focus. Strangely enough, the still-visible parts of the image resemble a "Daily Account Bandwidth Exceeded" message...:-)
23 posted on 03/17/2002 9:50:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: tgslTakoma
Hmmmm...perhaps when the image host's clock hits midnight, the focus problems will mysteriously vanish. 8-D
24 posted on 03/17/2002 9:52:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Taxman
Thank you for the heads-up, and G-d Bless you all for your tireless efforts on behalf of our Republic and our Constitution!



25 posted on 03/18/2002 4:51:56 AM PST by who knows what evil?
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To: Gore_ War_ Vet
btt
26 posted on 03/18/2002 5:00:19 AM PST by GailA
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To: Angelwood
Angelwood,
Thanks for the great information, I would love to find out
how to get to the site, I live in the area and would love to take the kids down to see the memorial.
can you or someone freepmail me with the best way to get to the site.
on a side note my daughter visited FreeRepublic the other day, and asked what does ping mean.
I was so proud.
27 posted on 03/18/2002 5:10:31 AM PST by vin-one
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To: Angelwood
Thanks to all of you for representing all of us!

How many weeks have you guys been to that memorial now? Ya'll just keep showing up in the right places at the right time!

28 posted on 03/18/2002 5:34:54 AM PST by basil
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To: Angelwood; tgslTakoma; kristinn; stand watie; BufordP; Gore_ War_ Vet
God bless you for your devotion.
29 posted on 03/18/2002 7:16:26 AM PST by Bigg Red
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To: Fred Mertz
I have not gone again since a Pentagon cop freaked out over my official NRA target poster of UBL - the idiots actually thought it was a pro-UBL poster. Welcome to America.
30 posted on 03/18/2002 9:02:10 AM PST by japaneseghost
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To: Bigg Red
the DC Chapter is the GREATEST! and i can say that as an SC CHAPTER member in good standing!

while my body is in damnyankee-occupied VA, my heart is in SC= the FREE dixie, sw

31 posted on 03/18/2002 9:50:50 AM PST by stand watie
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To: Taxman
"So, keep it up, FReepers! We are making a hellofa difference!"

And a special Thanks to you Taxman!

32 posted on 03/18/2002 4:17:41 PM PST by deadhead
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To: deadhead
Thank you.
33 posted on 03/18/2002 4:46:06 PM PST by Taxman
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To: stand watie
Thank you.
34 posted on 03/18/2002 5:11:32 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox
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To: tgslTakoma, Angelwood, Kristinn, all
(to all the DC chapter). You guys rock!

I don't know why but just the idea of you being there at the Pentagon on Saturday brings tears to these tired old eyes. I miss seeing and hearing Barbara Olson give Hillary hell. Surely, for her sake, we must not lose our resolve. At times, it is very discouraging to see what is ahead for our country unless armies of people turn out to stop the massitve voter fraud that is planned to give the Senate and the House control to Daschle and Hitlery's control.

But thinking about Barbara Olson - and thinking about your stalwart courage and dedication to Freedom that evidences itself in so many ways - gives me some hope. Even if the worst comes, even if the evil triumph, they will never triumph without hearing the voices and seeing the faces of "le resistance". And, if some other sad sacks will get up off their rear ends - and go find ways to

1) Register non-Demonratic voters plus

2) Volunteer to be poll watchers and / or judges - with helpers - at the precincts where the most common vote fraud will occur this November and

3) Find ways to be ready and available to get people to the polls to vote who normally might stay home -.....

Well, we might even have a victory in November.

Otherwise, the road ahead is very dark and the future of our country will be very bleak.

Thanks for the inspiration and the hope you guys create in everything you do! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!

35 posted on 03/18/2002 5:25:14 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Angelwood
Training for the Pentagon Crash
36 posted on 03/18/2002 5:30:56 PM PST by It'salmosttolate
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To: It'salmosttolate
Interesting article. I noted the date. Thanks for the ping.
37 posted on 03/18/2002 6:57:18 PM PST by Angelwood
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To: SC Swamp Fox
while my body is in damnyankee occupied VA, my heart is in SC, the FREE dixie. for dixie LIBERTY,sw
38 posted on 03/20/2002 9:11:54 AM PST by stand watie
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To: Angelwood
You guys, please be careful. Apparently there is one hothead cop at the Pentagon.

I don't feel welcome there anymore.

39 posted on 03/20/2002 9:24:32 AM PST by japaneseghost
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