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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...