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  • Korean War Vet, Dennis, Passes Away - Olney, MD - Wk 304, Nov. 19, 2011

    11/23/2011 11:49:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Earlier last week one of our American Legion supporters of our Support the Troops Rally in Olney died in an accident while on vacation in the Caribbean. Dennis, U.S. Army and Korean War Vet, was an frequent and welcomed supporter in Olney. Always friendly towards patriots, he did not like the moonbats’ message. He will be sorely missed. BELOW: Dennis with his patriotic singing bear and Halsey, U.S. Marine and also a Korean War Vet, and AL Post Commander. Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. Apologies to Fraxinus...
  • Olney, Md - Navy Vet Thanks Us - Week 302, Nov. 05, 2011

    11/11/2011 11:38:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies
    For 302 Weeks patriots have been supporting our military in Olney. This Saturday a Navy Vet stopped by to THANK US with a bag of WARM egg ‘n cheese bagels. While it was not extremely cold, there was a chill and the warmth of the bagels was welcomed. Probably more welcome was eating the bagels while the "quackers" looked on. BELOW: Lurker Jim, a Vietnam Vet himself, thanks Navy Vet for the bagels. Patriots in Olney on this Week 302: Legionnaires Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima) and Carl (Army - Vietnam) along with Lurkers Bill and Jim, and FReepers GunsAreOK,...
  • "OccupiersDC" Occupy Olney For An Hour - Week 299, Oct. 15, 2011

    10/20/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT · by trooprally · 5 replies
    The old hippie lib “Quackers” did what was expected of them - They have been to another anarchist protest. They were pawns, sheeple, morons in a movement that they think they understand. The only way the real organizers behind the “occupiers” could get big enough crowds is to get every lib, leftists and anti-American group possible to show up. BUT, there is hope for our future if we can hold the line.This week our daughter and 3 of our grand kids were in Olney to help out. Our patriots extent across 7 decades - from our 9 year old granddaughter...
  • Tale of Two Rallies - Olney, MD Week 297 & 298, Oct. 1 & 8, 2011

    10/14/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by trooprally · 6 replies
    Fall weather is definitely upon us. The weather changes from moment to moment. Just yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 13, after a rainy morning, the sun popped out to warm us up to the mid-70s. Then storms rolled in during the rush hour, only to have a tornado touch down on I-95 near Quantico Marine Base. But I have to go back two Saturdays to our Olney Support the Troops Rally. BELOW LEFT: Oct. 01 in Olney. Mid-50s, slight breeze and an occasional cold drizzle. BELOW RIGHT: Oct. 08, Warm and sunny. OCTOBER 01 - WEEK 297 Patriots that were there the...
  • American Legion is Back - Olney, MD Week 296, 9-24-11

    09/28/2011 5:44:58 PM PDT · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1+ views
    After several weeks of having other commitments, The American Legion presence was once again felt on the corner. Joining us were Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey (USMC - Korea). Glenn has been on sick leave for about 4 weeks but made it back as soon as he felt better. 6 other Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Lurkers Bill & Jim, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself Altogether there were 10 patriots supporting our troops. Pics by [Mrs] Trooprally BELOW: Glenn, Janet and Dave taking up position on our left flank....
  • Love Lurker Bill’s FReep Music - Olney, Maryland, Week 295, 9-17-11

    09/20/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies
    Lazy Saturday morning this week. Best things going is the we once again out numbered the moonbats, 7-5, and Lurker Bill’s music (BELOW). If you have been at Walter Reed the last 2 years or so, you would have heard his combo of patriotic songs, service melodies, Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Berets, big band music and what I call jungle music. Of course I also like Robert Horton’s Sink the Bismarck and original version of Battle of New Orleans. Check out the 1959 black ‘n white video. Jeez, just keep finding them. Here’s Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad JohnLots...
  • 3DJoy RETIRES, From Maryland that is - Week 294, 9-10-11

    09/14/2011 5:55:11 AM PDT · by trooprally · 21 replies
    This Saturday was 3DJoy’s last FReep before retiring back to her warm, sunny home. 3D joins the DC Chapter for the summer months and it was only fitting that a lot of DC Chapter members were in Olney for her last FReep. While Tammy Cat, Kburi and Lurker Ethel could not join us on the corners they were able to join us for lunch at the Olney Compound. After a week of rain, 6 3/4 inches of rain in Olney, the sun shined brightly on this Saturday. A warm, sunny day for a warm, friendly send off. 11 Patriots in...
  • WALTER REED Lite - Olney’s Quaker FReep - Week 293, 9-3-11

    09/04/2011 10:35:51 AM PDT · by trooprally · 19 replies
    For those who are wondering what the DC Chapter is doing now that Walter Reed’s Friday Night Support the Troops Rallies are done, we, or some of us, are still going strong in Olney, Maryland. We just completed our 293rd Saturday in Olney. While DC Chapter members are not always present due to FReeps in DC, including 9/12 and Tea Party rallies and Beck’s 8/28 rally, the local American Legion fills in. We started the Olney Rally after some FReepers coming to the DC Chapter’s 2005 Christmas Party saw the moonbats on the corner. We were soon out on the...
  • The Last 18 Wounded Warriors Leave Walter Reed – Saturday, August 27, 2011

    09/01/2011 7:18:33 PM PDT · by kburi · 21 replies
    September 1, 2011 | Kburi
    Shortly after 6 am Saturday morning, and less than 9 hours after our last Friday night at Walter Reed, the first members of the DC Chapter of Free Republic began to arrive at the gates where the ambulances would depart Walter Reed. Between Silver Spring, MD and Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD police cars were already at every intersection to ensure a non-stop passage for each ambulance to the newly named Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda. By 6:30 am, the banners and signs were ready for the first of 18 ambulances. A food court, courtesy of the Trooprally’s...
  • Final Friday Evening at Walter Reed - Week 332 August 26, 2011

    08/29/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT · by kburi · 35 replies · 1+ views
    August 29, 2011 | Kburi
    We knew it was coming and planned for it. For six years and four months of consecutive Friday evenings, the DC Chapter of Free Republic, other groups and individuals successfully challenged Code Pink and their union pawns in front of Walter Reed. After several months, they were forced from the Walter Reed front gates to a location 50 yards down Georgia Ave. Since June 2005, many Americans have gathered on Friday nights to continue to keep the anti-military forces away and to show support to the wounded warriors and their families. Tonight, then, was different from all others. Walter...
  • Heading into the Last Week at Walter Reed - Week 331 August 19, 2011

    08/24/2011 7:34:19 AM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    August 19, 2011 | Kburi
    A good evening to be at Walter Reed’s front gates. There were no ambulances tonight , nor were there dinner buses. But there were soldiers coming and going through the front gates all night. Cars passing gave us many honks with passengers waving. Not to be left out, three people on bicycles rode by ringing their bells! The weather looked threatening, dark clouds loomed and distant lightning was putting on an impressive show. Ponchos and raingear were donned. The DC Chapter was ready. Five minutes of rain and it was over. Nobody complained. Pizza, soda, and brownies (by Jessica)...
  • Slowly, very slowly, Winding Down at Walter Reed - Week 330 August 12, 2011

    08/16/2011 5:09:07 PM PDT · by kburi · 27 replies
    August 16, 2011 | Kburi
    It’s 6:30 pm on Friday evening at Walter Reed. Flag Row is being set up and the banners are on three corners. The first FReepers are taking to the corners with signs and flags. As the first flag is posted , passing cars start honking and don’t stop until we have left for the evening. Tonight, as usual, we talked with wounded warriors, family members and staff who were walking into or out of Walter Reed. And the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) bus stopped for a rare third time allowing some of us to directly thank the wounded warriors...
  • As Walter Reed Transition Continues, So Do Friday Night Rallies! - Week 329 August 5, 2011

    08/07/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT · by kburi · 11 replies
    August 7, 2011 | Kburi
    Finally, a warm somewhat breezy Friday evening at the front gates of Walter Reed. A solid group of fourteen Freepers holding signs and flags in front of the banners received honks and waves from passing cars. You wouldn’t know that Walter Reed is closing three weeks from now. Three buses and several cars carried the wounded warriors and family to dinner and an evening of entertainment in near-by Maryland. Returning after 9pm, they were cheered into Walter Reed by our stalwart group. The Aleethia Foundation has done a wonderful job over the past seven years coordinating these Friday evening...
  • Big Crowd, DAV Bus Stops and Wounded Warriors Thank Us, Week 328 July 29, 2011

    08/01/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT · by kburi · 48 replies
    August 1, 2011 | Kburi
    On a hot July Friday evening, temperature at 100 degrees, you might expect everyone has left for the beach. Not at the Walter Reed front gate! Tonight, over 41 Freepers, lurkers and visitors arrived to support the wounded warriors and their families on one of the few remaining Friday nights before the final transfer to Bethesda and Ft Belvoir. A number of Freepers returned to join us. They came from Florida, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Georgia. SeektheTruth brought a sign all the way from Florida thanking the DC Chapter of Free Republic for its 328 consecutive...
  • Walter Reed Week 327: Massive Patriot Gathering in 115 Heat Index

    07/24/2011 6:25:12 PM PDT · by trooprally · 40 replies
    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...
  • WR Week 326: MOAB and 3DJoy make for one great night

    07/21/2011 3:15:30 AM PDT · by trooprally · 17 replies
    July 21,2011 | [Mrs] & [Mr] T
    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. 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....
  • Wounded Warrior and VictoryNY Meet at Walter Reed’s Front Gate, Week 325 July 8, 2011

    07/10/2011 5:44:57 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies
    July 10, 2011 | Kburi
    All day long the weather gurus had been predicting severe thunder storms for Friday afternoon and into the evening. At times, rainfall might be 2 inches per hour, they said. At three pm, it started and would you believe by 6pm, the sun came out and we had a great evening. A lot of traffic again tonight with cars honking and passengers waving. Soldiers and staff were coming and going all night long. Three small buses carried the wounded warriors and their families back to Walter Reed shortly after 9pm. Thirteen of us greeted those three buses with flags, signs...
  • July 4th Weekend Starts at Walter Reed’s Front Gate! Week 324 July 1, 2011

    07/02/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT · by kburi · 13 replies
    July 2, 2011 | Kburi
    The long July 4th weekend at Walter Reed and in Washington, DC usually means a low volume of traffic in and out of WRAMC and up and down Georgia Ave. Not tonight. Two big ambulances arrived early with wounded soldiers reminding us why we are at the front gates. Bill Salutes Arriving Ambulance Early In The Evening, As It Turns Into Walter Reed We were all busy talking with wounded warriors who came out to be with us, and we were dealing with a significant volume of drivers honking and waving. Tonight, a DC motorcycle officer spent almost the entire...
  • Big Rally Tonight At Walter Reed’s Front Gate! Week 323, June 24, 2011

    06/25/2011 7:40:44 PM PDT · by kburi · 9 replies
    June 24, 2011 | Kburi
    Twenty FReepers and visitors handled the four corners tonight. Finally, it was a perfect weather-wise evening. The energy on the four corners and from the passing cars made the 323rd consecutive Friday night to support the wounded warriors, a night to remember. VictoryNY and TammyCat really turn up the tempo. It’s hard to believe that there are only four more Friday evenings that dinner buses from Walter Reed will take the troops to Friday night dinners. July 22 is the last Friday night scheduled. After that, the Aleethia Foundation will coordinate these dinners from Bethesda Medical Center. The DC Chapter...
  • Busy Evening At Walter Reed! Week 322, June 17, 2011

    06/22/2011 4:11:32 PM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    June 22, 2011 | Kburi
    The DC Chapter of Free Republic held its 322st consecutive Friday night rally to support the wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed. A little cloudy with light showers. No ponchos were needed. The evening started early with two big ambulances roaring down Georgia Ave into Walter Reed just as we were setting up. Eleven FReepers and visitors handled the four corners tonight. It was a busy evening with soldiers passing and talking with us. Two wounded warriors who stopped by early on were Grant and Marvin. Grant is in the Navy and Marvin is in the Army. Both...
  • Supporting Wounded Warriors, The Vigil Continues at Walter Reed! Week 321, June 10, 2011

    06/11/2011 8:51:34 PM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    June 11, 2011 | Kburi
    The DC Chapter of Free Republic held its 321st consecutive Friday night to support the wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed. The heat and humidity made for a sweltering night. However, 16 FReepers and visitors were more than up to waving, holding flags and signs, and vocally supporting our troops. A noisy and assertive crowd tonight. Possibly because our time at Walter Reed is getting short. The last Friday night Aleethia Foundation dinner bus from Walter Reed is tentatively scheduled to be July 22. So we have a lot to do in a short time. Visitor Ali was...
  • A Boisterous Night at Walter Reed! Week 320, June 3, 2011

    06/06/2011 7:35:13 AM PDT · by kburi · 20 replies
    June 6, 2011 | Kburi
    Tonight’s summary is based on comments by Mrs Trooprally. Tonight, VictoryNY and TammyCat led the cheers and waves with high enthusiasm. Lurker Bill got vocal and soon all four corners were impacting passing cars. All night long, cars were loudly honking and passengers waved or shouted their support back. We are beginning to notice more and more soldiers in uniform driving or walking off the post. Almost all return our waves or yell their support. TacoMomma and Danang68 came from Virginia and spent the evening with us. Our last night at Walter Reed is tentatively July 22. (This will be...
  • Palin in Gettysburg....moments I will never forget!

    05/30/2011 6:37:23 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 92 replies
    Self ^ | 05/30/11 | SELF
    Guys and Gals, Tonight my son and I went down to Gettysburg in hopes that Sarah, would eventually make her way there. We decided to try Cemetary Hill as a logical place for her visit. After a two hour drive we got there but alas there were no signs of her. So we decided to play tourist ourselves. After a bit, I got a tip she was at a local hotel. So we loaded up the car and zoomed over. There the bus was....and there was Sarah and Piper! Just 15 minutes then they left heading to "Cemetary hill". My...
  • Memorial Day weekend at Walter Reed, Week 319, May 27, 2011

    05/28/2011 6:15:57 AM PDT · by kburi · 17 replies
    May 28, 2011 | Kburi
    Although there is no bus tonight due to the Memorial Day weekend there were more uniformed soldiers leaving on foot than we usually see. Most of the evening passing cars gave us loud honks and waves. Our flags and signs were in good hands. Meanwhile TammyCat and VictoryNY loudly express Support for our Troops. We were joined by Diane, mother of a wounded warrior, Allen. She is proudly holding the 82nd Airborne DN flag. We hope to see her again and wish Allen the best in his recovery. We had a good group this evening and filled the four...
  • Military Appreciation Day in Silver Spring, MD, May 20, 2011

    05/25/2011 1:36:54 PM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    May 25, 2011 | Kburi
    For the fourth straight year, the DC Chapter of Free Republic showed its appreciation of the military by recognizing the Recruiters at the Silver Spring( Maryland) Armed Forces Recruiting Station. This Recruiting Station is a mile up Georgia Ave from the front gates of Walter Reed. Mr and Mrs Trooprally, CindyTrueSupporter, RonGKirby and Kburi, presented Certificates of Appreciation to the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army recruiters. In addition, each service received a Manny and Olga’s gift card for pizzas, plus a M & O special pizza, sodas and cookies for their lunch break. The Army, Marines and the...
  • MOAB Returns, Miltary Appreciation Month continues at Walter Reed, Week 318, May 20, 2011

    05/24/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    May 24, 2011 | Kburi
    After almost three months, the MOAB (Mother Of All Banners) returned to the front gates of Walter Reed! Rain and high winds had kept the MOAB down. But not today. Sunny and mid 70’s, perfect weather to be in front of Walter Reed showing support to our wounded warriors and their families. Military Appreciation Month continues through Memorial Day. Today was a busy day as M/M Trooprally,CindyTrueSupporter, RonGKirby and Kburi were at the Silver Spring Armed Forces Recruiting Station to thank military recruiters for their service Recruiters from the US Army and the US Marines received a Certificate of...
  • AAR Broadcast 5-15-2011 Hour 2 (Armed American Radio)

    05/18/2011 4:56:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AAR ^ | 15 May, 2011 | Mark Walters
    Jim Irvine stays with me. Hour two sees David Codrea come back to AAR as he will each week until Eric Holder resigns. David will expose more ATF shenanigans regarding the Project Gunrunner scandal. Resign Eric, it’s time. Charlie Parrot, the inventor of the Smartcarry Holster will join me to talk concealment using this amazing holster. I’ve used them for years and they work! Resident AAR Navy SEAL, Larry Yatch comes back to talk Bin Laden Bin Killed and how the SEALS operate. GREAT stuff!
  • Report: BP nears deal key to Arctic exploration

    05/15/2011 8:20:34 PM PDT · by quantim · 1+ views
    AP/WorldMag ^ | May 15, 9:11 PM EDT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil giant BP could announce as early as Monday that it plans to buy out the Russian partners in its joint venture TNK-BP Ltd., according to a story posted Sunday night by the Wall Street Journal. The deal would transfer a 50 percent stake from a company called AAR, which is controlled by a group of Russian billionaires, to Russian state oil company OAO Rosneft, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. More importantly, it would clear the way for BP's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Sea north of Russia, a...
  • Surviving Friday the 13th at Walter Reed, Week 316, May 13, 2011

    05/14/2011 9:10:44 PM PDT · by kburi · 17 replies
    May 14, 2011 | kburi
    A very good Friday evening with lots of activity on the corners and from the passing cars. Americans continuously show their support through waves and honks. 14 of us took over the corners and actually had Trooprally searching for a spot to smoke a cigar. Although it was overcast, we had mild weather for the 317th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reed. One small bus tonight. It was filled with waving soldiers and family members. As the bus turned into Walter Reed, it was met with waving flags and chants of USA, USA. It is always good to see their...
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Walter Reed, Week 316, May 6, 2011

    05/09/2011 6:41:17 PM PDT · by kburi · 18 replies
    May 9, 2011 | Kburi
    On Mother’s Day, the DC Chapter of Free Republic wants to take a moment to recognize and thank all the active duty Mothers, and all mothers with sons or daughters serving in the military. This country owes a lot to your service and caring. Reporting on the 316th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reed, Mr and Mrs Trooprally sent the following summary for May 6, 2011. We arrived a little early and promptly started to unload our gear. As we were unloading we heard the blast of an ambulance siren. We paused to see if it was the Wounded Warrior...
  • Back at It! – Walter Reed, Week 315, April 29, 2011

    05/01/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    May 1, 2011 | Kburi
    Mr Trooprally sent the following report for this week’s after action report: First of all, last night was a lot better than last week NO RAIN ! It was a really good night. The buses did not come till 9:25PM. This Friday night’s Wounded Warrior dinner was held in downtown DC in a restaurant featuring a 10 course meal.(They deserve it). The three children in the pictures were from the surrounding area. They asked if they could have flags. And you will see the ones we gave them in the photo. We also shared some our snacks with them. The...
  • Good Friday at Walter Reed - Week 314, April 22, 2011

    04/23/2011 11:51:42 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies
    April 23, 2011 | Kburi
    Last night was soggy with temperature in the high 40’s. The rain meant that the MOAB, Mother Of All Banners, and Flag Row were safe and dry in their holders until next Friday. However, Flag Row was covered by smaller flags all night. Easter weekend means that there was no dinner bus. It also means that many people in the DC area are out of town on Easter break. Traffic was considerably lighter and only a few cars were entering and leaving Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Because of the rain,our umbrellas were up. Jessica started with a pink...
  • A Good Night at Walter Reed! - Week 313, April 15, 2011

    04/22/2011 9:12:18 AM PDT · by kburi · 16 replies
    April 22, 2011 | Kburi
    On the 313th consecutive Friday night, it was a quiet and pleasant evening at the front gates of Walter Reed. We had a good group with a lot of waves and honks from the passing cars. It was a break from the hectic pace of the past several weeks. In the 6th anniversary after action report, we should have mentioned that the George Washington University Young Republicans, who were there, were following a tradition of joining us. Over the past 5 years, the GWU Young Republicans Club has joined the Friday night support the troops rally, either 1 or...
  • 6th Anniversary Report at Walter Reed! - Week 312, April 8, 2011

    04/10/2011 6:15:06 AM PDT · by kburi · 20 replies
    April 10, 2011 | Kburi
    Tonight, the 6 year anniversary of supporting the wounded warriors at Walter Reed, was a special night. It was the 312th consecutive Friday night that Free Republic members, Protest Warriors, lurkers and visitors have stood at the front gates to counter the anti-war group down the street. Even though it was a chilly and rainy evening, spirits were high with some familiar faces and some new Freepers joining us. Mr and Mrs Trooprally coordinated two tents as shelter with plenty of BBQ, pizza, hot drinks and cookies to feed the crowd of 30 plus. With the corners fully manned...
  • The Friday Before April 8, the 6th Anniversary at Walter Reed! - Week 311, April 1, 2011

    04/04/2011 7:45:52 AM PDT · by kburi · 5 replies
    April 4, 2011 | Kburi
    Another damp evening made cold by the wind. Traffic was constant as were the honks and waves Speaking of waves one car slowed down and an older woman wagged her finger at Trooprally. Her car continued slowly south across the entrance to WR and stopped in front of RonGKirby. For a full ten seconds she gave the finger to RonG before remembering where she was and drove on. A throwback from the 60’s? Let’s see if she repeats that behavior next week. Ten Freepers were joined by two visitors from the Aleethia Foundation: Hal Koster, Founder and President, and...
  • Flash!!! Congress Approves Funds For Iconic Statues….. - April 1, 2011, Week 311

    04/01/2011 7:21:51 PM PDT · by kburi · 11 replies
    April 1st, 2011 | Kburi
    Â…..of Two DC Chapter Members of Free Republic ! Shockingly, an agreement has been reached between the House and US Senate! This agreement allocates a portion of unused stimulus funds to erect two iconic statues honoring the six consecutive years during which the DC Chapter led Friday night troop support rallies outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center gate. President B Hussein Obama refrained from commenting, but assured the American people he would give careful consideration on whether to sign the legislation after first conferring with his teleprompter and then deliberating over a few rounds of golf, vacationing in...
  • The Chill Returns, But Not For Long! Walter Reed - Week 310, March 25, 2011

    03/28/2011 4:06:11 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies
    3/28/11 | Kburi
    Winter won’t just go quietly and chilly weather returned. We had a solid group of ten with several visitors. One wounded warrior came up to Trooprally and thanked him and the DC Chapter for being here. He is leaving next week to go back to Germany and then on to his unit in Afghanistan. Traffic was lighter this week, but the normal honks and waves were robust. Towards the end of the evening, a car full of moonbats came by yelling anti- war vulgarities and giving us the finger. ANSWER and other wackos are in town for another White House...
  • A Big Support The Troops Rally Tonight! Walter Reed - Week 309, March 18, 2011

    03/20/2011 8:08:33 PM PDT · by kburi · 20 replies
    March 20, 2011 | Kburi
    Because of the Anti-war protest starting today at Walter Reed and ending Sunday at Quantico, we expected a number of anti-war protesters at Walter Reed Tonight. It didn’t happen. However, over 40 people including Freepers, Republic of Iraq representatives, Guardian Eagles, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, visitors and wounded warriors participated in tonight’s rally. The rally was lively and filled with a strong sense of camaraderie. The evening started with LTC Fred Peterson making comments about the importance of Supporting the Troops. He then introduced the Honorable Wrya Saeed Rwandzi, Senior Advisor to the President, Republic of Iraq. Mr. Rwandzi...
  • The Calm Before the Storm! Walter Reed - Week 308, March 11, 2011

    03/13/2011 10:15:33 AM PDT · by kburi · 13 replies
    March 13, 2011 | Kburi
    The Storm: Next Friday night, a group calling themselves Iraq Veterans Against the War, have announced they will join the moonbats in front of Walter Reed. They are part of the Veterans For Peace Rally and Action at the White House on March 19. We are asking all Support the Troops patriots to join the DC Chapter of Free Republic next Friday, March 18, between 6:45 pm until shortly after 9:15 pm. Mrs Trooprally sent the following after action report: Walter Reed was certainly busy last night with cars arriving and leaving all night with lots of honks and...
  • A Quiet, But Good Night at Walter Reed. Week 307, March 4, 2011

    03/05/2011 12:58:43 PM PST · by kburi · 13 replies
    March 5, 2011 | Kburi
    ….A pleasant mild night at last, with a good amount of foot traffic coming and going from Walter Reed. That’s good because it gives us a chance to talk with the solders. One wounded warrior spent more than a few minutes with us and it was a worthwhile visit. Aaron, a USAF Staff Sergeant, 6th SF, with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, survived 8 IEDs. He said the last two were the reason he is at Walter Reed in the Special Care Unit. BufordP, a USAF veteran, came across the street to talk with Aaron. We, as a...
  • Sharia Law Supporters: 1 - PATRIOTIC CONSTITUTION SUPPORTERS: 150, March 03,2011

    03/04/2011 1:06:09 PM PST · by trooprally · 70 replies
    March 4,2011
    I arrived around noon, but patriots in support of the United States Constitution have been gathering since 10AM. Around 9:30AM, 630 WMAL, a local conservative radio station reported that the Sharia Law supporters had canceled their rally. Security concerns were mentioned in addition to insufficient SL supporters. But we stayed to continue our rally. If you want to hear to radical Anjem Choudary spew his reason for the cancellation, click HERE. Be aware that you go to his web site. Reports I heard from before I arrived were that a handful of Sharia Law supporters arrived, saw our gathering of...
  • “Thank You For Your Support”, Week 306, February 25, 2011 , Walter Reed,

    02/27/2011 2:34:54 PM PST · by kburi · 7 replies
    February 27, 2011 | Kburi
    ….Came a loudspeaker-sounding voice from the large ambulance as it turned the corner into WRAMC, after roaring down Georgia Ave with its sirens wailing. When ambulances arrive, often carrying wounded warriors direct from Germany, we normally stand quietly with our signs pointed towards the ambulance. Hearing acknowledgement of our presence was unexpected and gave us pause. Our reason for being here every Friday is to show support for the soldiers and their families. “Thank You For Your Support” came from the ambulance as it turned Into Walter Reed Lurker Bill’s comment two weeks ago, that we only had 6...
  • 4th Anniversary - When The Bus Stopped Here! Week 305, February 18, 2011 , Walter Reed

    02/23/2011 9:40:18 AM PST · by kburi · 14 replies
    February 23, 2011 | Kburi
    This Friday is the four year anniversary of Week 96 – The Bus Stops here. That night, the bus returning from the Aleethia Foundation’s Friday night dinner unexpectedly stopped before entering Walter Reed, and invited us onto the bus! Our practice is to stay at the front gates from 6:30 to whenever the bus returns. Often after 9pm. While we wave and cheer and they wave back, we had never been face to face with them. Until that memorable night, four years ago! Following is an excerpt from Week 96’s After Action Report, The Bus Stops Here, written four...
  • My pictures from Madison Tea Party Rally

    02/19/2011 4:14:01 PM PST · by milwguy · 87 replies · 1+ views
    2/19/2011 | p
    A few of the pics I took today
  • Photos from Madistan

    02/19/2011 2:49:41 PM PST · by gorush · 47 replies
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  • > CPAC Visitors Join the DC Chapter of Free Republic at Walter Reed, Week 304, February 11, 2011

    02/15/2011 9:47:39 AM PST · by kburi · 18 replies
    February 15, 2011 | Kburi
    Mr Trooprally submitted the following After Action Report. CPAC invaded our Support the Troops Rally at Walter Reed this night. They represented several east coast states. And they all came well dressed for the chilly temps. We enjoyed the “warm” temps, upper 30s and no wind, except when large trucks and buses came zipping past our positions. Visitors tonight were FReeper SeektheTruth, James (FL), Ross of, (N.C.), Chris of Modern, (N.Y.) and Frances,, (GA.). Frances, whose art is displayed in Atlanta galleries, prepared a special red, white and blue sign with the words “ThankYou” on it...
  • Not Just Another Midwinter Friday Freep at Walter Reed, Week 303, February 4, 2011

    02/05/2011 7:09:18 AM PST · by kburi · 19 replies
    February 5, 2011 | Kburi
    Tonight was a rather mild night which was the likely reason that the front gates were so active. Cars and soldiers were going into and out of Walter Reed all night. At times the honks and waves were continuous. Lurker Bill’s music, mostly patriotic, but tempered occasionally with some Benny Goodman big band and a little jazz, brought a little sunlight to our portion of Georgia Ave. One dinner bus tonight filled with soldiers, returned a little before 9pm. Announcement:All of you who are coming to DC to attend CPAC, please make plans to visit us on Friday night....
  • A Little Snow Doesn’t Slow The DC Chapter of Free Republic in Week 302, January 28, 2011

    02/03/2011 6:10:31 AM PST · by kburi · 18 replies
    2/3/11 | Kburi
    A quiet night punctuated by honks and waves. The cold kept foot traffic down, but VictoryNY kept the volume up. Two buses filled with troops and families waving at us, returned from dinner at a downtown restaurant. Tonight they returned together. Most often they arrive at different times. Lurker Bill figures there are only six weeks of potential bad weather left for us to confront. We will start checking them off beginning the 4th of February. Big John who has been in and out of hospitals over the past year dropped by to stand for awhile. Earlier he had dropped...
  • A Little Snow Doesn’t Slow The DC Chapter of Free Republic in Week 302, January 28, 2011

    02/03/2011 6:00:57 AM PST · by kburi · 5 replies
    2/1/11 | kburi
    A quiet night punctuated by honks and waves. The cold kept foot traffic down, but VictoryNY kept the volume up. Two buses filled with troops and families waving at us, returned from dinner at a downtown restaurant. Tonight they returned together. Most often they arrive at different times. Lurker Bill figures there are only six weeks of potential bad weather left for us to confront. We will start checking them off beginning the 4th of February. Big John who has been in and out of hospitals over the past year dropped by to stand for awhile. Earlier he had dropped...
  • DC Chapter’s Four Corner Offense started 5 years ago on January 20, 2006! Week 301,January 21, 2011

    01/25/2011 8:25:20 AM PST · by kburi · 30 replies
    1/25/11 | Kburi
    January 21, 2011 Notes Tonight, January 21, 2011 was bitterly cold due mainly to the wind. Cold weather gear was the uniform of the day. The full moon was beautiful and the cold kept the crazies away. Soldiers were paying attention to us. At one point, when the 82nd Airborne flag was prominently displayed, a soldier pulled over and yelled “where’s the 101st Airborne flag?” Ok, we will add the 101st Airborne flag to Flag Row. The bus returned late as there was a program in addition to their dinner for the wounded warriors. Below are excerpts from two AAR’s...