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  • A Cold January Night, But Warm Support at Walter Reed, Week 250, 1/29/10

    01/30/2010 12:19:45 PM PST · by kburi · 23 replies · 812+ views
    January 29, 2010 | Kburi
    A Cold January Night, But Warm Support at Walter Reed, Week 250, January 29, 2010 A frigid evening with snow on the way found eight of us decked out in cold weather gear to fight off the wind chill in the low teens. FRONT GATE NOTES The wind kept our flags waving fiercely while an unusually large number of cars passed up and down Georgia Ave. Many drivers honked their horns and passengers waved, as we waved back. Their support for the troops keeps us warm. VictoryNY, Lurker Bill and RonGKirby are constantly waving and respond to the passengers who...
  • Snowy FReeps compared to our Troops in Afghanistan and a Heat Wave: Wk 209/210, Olney, 01- 09/16 -10

    01/22/2010 8:17:29 AM PST · by trooprally · 16 replies · 882+ views
    Jan. 22.2010
    WEEK 209 - Jan. 09,2010 Cold as cold does. Looks like this may be our last real cold Saturday for a while. What you see for Week 209 is the dusting of snow that we received 24 hours earlier. It was too cold out for even the sun to melt this dusting. As the below picture shows, our FReeps are nothing compared to what our brave soldiers in Afghanistan trudge through. We only endure the snow and cold for a few hours. Our troops have to sleep out in the extreme cold. Picture borrowed from a Tea Party Express email....
  • Link for Sending Packages to Our Military in the War Zone (Flood of Tears Alert)

    01/07/2010 12:04:42 PM PST · by Stayfree · 4 replies · 370+ views
    AnySoldier.com ^ | January 27, 2020 | Stayfree
    I found this link where you can find out what our troops need and send packages directly to our military in Afghanistan and Iraq accordingly. I guarantee that if you go there and start sending packages, you will be overwhelmed with tears of joy!br> AnySoldier, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)n.p.o. Also check out: Dept. of Defense Citizen Support
  • Paraphrasing RUSH - 4th Year In The Bag, Starting YEAR 5: Week 208, Olney, MD 01- 02 -10

    01/05/2010 5:19:38 PM PST · by trooprally · 17 replies · 1,446+ views
    Jan. 5,2010
    We start our 5th Year with temps in the high 20s, wind chill in the low-teens, gusts in the mid-40MPH. When two fearless moonbats showed up, I bet everyone that they would be gone by 11. I was wrong - they were gone by 10:50. But with 8 patriots out this morning we started our 5th year in good spirits. Before I get into this Saturday’s Troop Support Rally, a look back at YEAR FOUR. Sadly we lost 3 Legionnaires this year. BELOW LEFT: Clyde (Navy - WWII), BELOW MIDDLE: Francis (Army - WWI), and BELOW RIGHT: Frank (Army -...
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: Vice President Biden Spent Christmas With Wounded at Walter Reed

    01/04/2010 4:43:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 2,779+ views
    Monday, January 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    News of Vice President Biden's low-key visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day was buried in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and the subsequent bungled response by his already vacationing boss, Barack Obama.But for all the grief Obama rightly took for his exhorbitant, self-indulgent extended stay in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's, Biden should be credited with spending much of his Christmas with our wounded warriors and their families.As Free Republic's Walter Reed regulars know, Christmas at Walter Reed can be quite lonesome as the hospital and service groups work...
  • Christmas Day Plus 1: Week 207, Olney, MD 12-26 -09

    12/30/2009 1:30:07 PM PST · by trooprally · 8 replies · 768+ views
    Dec. 30, 2009
    After a cold and rainy Christmas Day Rally at Walter Reed, Olney was the FReepers Christmas Gift. A misty rain was still there, blowing all over our glasses, but it was sufficiently warm that no gloves were needed. At least I didn't wear any. And the State Highway Administration has provided us with another flag pole support. BELOW LEFT: The new signal pole that will hold some additional flags. I’m putting up one flag on the power pole but the new pole will hold two. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill setting up a banner on the soon to be torn down...
  • USO Offers Respite From Traveling Frenzy

    12/24/2009 11:55:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 462+ views
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 24, 2009 – As the rest of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport bustled with holiday travelers yesterday, its USO Lounge offered military travelers -- many returning home from overseas deployments -- a welcome sanctuary of solace. The USO Lounge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport offers military travelers a respite from crowded airport terminals, particularly during the holiday season. DoD photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The lounge is conveniently positioned near the international departure gates on the airport’s lower level. Yet, to the dozens of servicemembers who took refuge here yesterday afternoon, it...
  • The True Meaning of “I’m with you in spirit”: Week 206, Olney, MD 12-19 -09

    12/21/2009 11:35:37 AM PST · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1,122+ views
    Dec. 21,2009
    This Saturday, to all those who have attended Olney’s Support the Troops Rally, YOU WERE OUT ON OLNEY’s CORNER “IN SPIRIT”. And those who have read the Olney AARs as we come up to our 4 Year Anniversary on January 2,2010, Thank You for your support. BELOW LEFT: Distant view of our red banner from Friday night thru Monday morning. BELOW RIGHT: Close up of banner, dah. That explanation is for any moonbats who are reading this AAR. BELOW LEFT: Saturday AM at the Olney Bunker. “Hey [Mrs] T - think we can make it up the hill?”. BELOW RIGHT:...
  • NAVY flag proudly flies for the first time in Olney: Week 205, Olney, MD 12-11 -09

    12/18/2009 8:19:45 AM PST · by trooprally · 6 replies · 883+ views
    Dec. 17,2009
    As shown in Weeks 203 & 204's AAR, we had the Navy flag up this Saturday. And it looks as good this AAR as in yesterday's AAR. BELOW: Our NEW Navy flag. Before the Air Force and Coasties complain, we would be more than pleased to put up your branch’s flag. Just FRmail me for our address. With the new traffic light configuration we’ll have more traffic poles to attach your flag to it. With our group mainly being associated with the Marines and Army, their flags got the prime space. We didn’t want to put your flags on the...
  • “The MAC is BACK” and “Sailor Gives Olney Navy Flag”: Weeks 202 & 203, Olney, MD 11-21 & 28 -09

    12/17/2009 5:35:08 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Dec. 17,2009
    WEEK 202: NOV. 21,2009 The MAC is BACK, the iMacMan that is. iMacMan is someone I consider a “cold weather FReeper”. His retirement keeps him away from Olney during the warmer months. While iMacMan didn’t bring his cameras today, he takes some of the best pictures of our passing supporters that I know of. And then the edits he does are great. To those who know cameras, I do not, he sets his cameras on wide lens and then with one push of the button, gets 6 frames shot. BELOW: Several of iMacMan’s neat pictures. Did I forget to mention...
  • SNOWY SATURDAY FREEP: Week 204, Olney, MD Dec. 05, 2009

    12/09/2009 1:31:28 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 853+ views
    Dec. 09,2009
    Nope, you did not miss Weeks 202 and 203. This Saturday’s Support the Troops Rally was so neat that I had to do it now. While our snowy Saturday morning is nothing compared to what the mid-west or northeast is getting, we were out there. Roll call of this week’s 7 patriots includes Legionnaires Halsey (Korea - USMC), Lurker Bill and Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. Videos by [Mrs] T. Because of the weather conditions, and the construction removing the concrete walk where we put together our banners on wet days, we only put up the flags on...
  • Obama did his part, now conservatives have to do ours (Frum on knees for President Present again)

    12/02/2009 8:38:24 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/02/09 | David Frum
    Having urged the president to honor his commitment to the Afghan war, we Republicans must honor our commitment to support him as he fights it. Given the public unenthusiasm for the conflict, there will be political temptations to “go rogue” on the president, if not now, then in the summer of 2010. That will be our test, for us to pass as the president has passed his. I know many Republicans and conservatives will say: “Hey – the Democrats did not give President Bush support when he most needed it.” Correct. They didn’t. And the country suffered for it. The...
  • Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia

    11/30/2009 2:45:02 PM PST · by Saoirise · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    Eagles UP | 11/30/2009 | Elyse A. Buongiorno
    Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Monday, December 7, 2009 Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm Location: Naval Station Norfolk City/Town: Norfolk, VA Description As most of you already know, some of our military’s most elite, the Navy SEALs are under fire from the US Government for none other than bloodying the lip of one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe & Petty Officer...
  • Walter Reed, Week 241, November 27,2009, Thanksgiving - Thanking Our Brave Soldiers

    11/29/2009 12:57:10 PM PST · by kburi · 12 replies · 1,257+ views
    November 29, 2009 | Kburi
    Walter Reed, Week 241, 11/27/09 Thanksgiving – Thanking Our Brave Soldiers The Friday After Thanksgiving FRONT GATE NOTES November 27, 2009, Thanksgiving, No Bus and Patriotism Friday night after Thanksgiving is normally quiet with light traffic. Tonight was no different. Very windy, making the hi 40’s seem like the lo 30’s. Even so, eleven of us were in place during the evening. The wind was so stiff that our banners would have blown away, leaving us with signs and hand held flags. The war doesn’t stop though and two big ambulances raced down Georgia Ave and into Walter Reed to...
  • Holiday Mail for Heroes

    11/22/2009 1:52:40 PM PST · by Dubya · 4 replies · 258+ views
    RED CROSS ^ | RED CROSS
  • Walter Reed, Week 240. 11/20/09, A Big Rally On A Chilly November Evening

    11/22/2009 9:54:46 AM PST · by kburi · 28 replies · 1,747+ views
    November 22, 2009 | Kburi
    GW University Students Enthusiastically Display Troop Support At Walter Reed FRONT GATE NOTES November 20, 2009, Students, Soldier Hugs and Patriotism A big Shout-Out for the over 33 university students from George Washington University who warmed a brisk Friday evening by waving American Flags at passing cars, chanting USA, USA, USA…. and singing patriotic songs until 8:30pm. Many wounded warriors are about the same age as these students, and seeing university students supporting our military was especially meaningful to the wounded warriors and their families who are constantly coming and going through the front gates. It is an important...
  • Great Christmas idea: send a care packages to our military

    11/18/2009 5:27:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies · 684+ views
    self ^ | 11/18/09 | blueyon
    We have volunteer Soldier "contacts" on the "Where to Send" page. Click through the names and select the one(s) you wish to support. They list what the folks they represent want and need. We even have a search capability so you can easily identify what the troops need most. All the Soldiers involved in this effort are military volunteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way. You send your support (letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when they see the "Attn: Any Soldier®" line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers...
  • The Freeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on its 234th Birthday!

    11/09/2009 6:00:05 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 417 replies · 8,540+ views
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | 9NOV2009 | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on Its 234th Birthday - 10NOV1775 – 10NOV2009 Semper Fidelis!(Always Faithful!) O Eternal Father, we commend to Thy protection and care the members of the Marine Corps. Guide and direct them in the defense of our country and in the maintenance of justice among nations. Protect them in the hour of danger. Grant that wherever they serve they may be loyal to their high traditions and that at all times they may put their trust in Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Marine Corps Prayer by Bishop Sherrill, former Presiding Bishop...
  • Great Pumpkin, Legionnaires vs the Quakers: Week 199, Olney, MD 10-31-09, Op Infinite FReep

    11/06/2009 7:12:16 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies · 684+ views
    Nov. 06,2009
    Sidebar Mods, the Quakers have a sign openly saying this is them in the last posted pic. So hopefully you won’t remove this thread. Yep, even though the GREAT PUMPKIN couldn’t personally be on the corner (must have been resting up for the evening,s Halloween), he sent us a personal message, held by Cindy_True_Supporter (BELOW) And the Legionnaires were also there, all in their Legion jackets (BELOW). Pictured are (L-R): Janet (Adopted Legionnaire), Dave, Cindy_True_Supporter, Halsey, Carl, Glenn and [Mrs] T. And then there were the rest of us. BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter and Fraxinus. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW: And...
  • Walter Reed Freep WKs 232/233 (Sep 25/Oct 2)

    11/01/2009 5:20:21 PM PST · by BufordP · 9 replies · 842+ views
    DC Chapter | 1 Nov | BufordP and [Mrs] Trooprally
    Week 233 (Oct 2) Week 232 (Sep 25) [Mr] Trooprally Me and Fraxinus Cindy-True-Supporter RonGKirby Week 233 (Oct 2)   Week 232 (Sep 25) CTS and Dennis from Families United [Mrs]texaschip Sep 25: A woman pulled over and asked Dennis does he think "we", meaning herself and her ilk, don’t support the troops. Cindy suggested she pull into the parking lot to talk. So she did and they talked for about 30 minutes. She had an Obama sticker on her car window. Said she graduated from Howard University. She said we don’t read enough to see how good Obama...