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Back at It! Walter Reed, Week 315, April 29, 2011
May 1, 2011 | Kburi

Posted on 05/01/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT by 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 older boy said “ When he got home he was going to put this flag in my room and treat it with respect”!! They were very polite and stood with us for a few minutes.

We were delighted that Stay-True, an original Friday night Freeper, came out for the evening, it was great to have him here. The buzz last night was the White House Correspondents Dinner.

We were joined by a visitor, Ali, last night. She is temporarily at WRAMC until it closes. Ali is from Georgia and wasn’t aware of our Support the Troops rally every Friday night. RonGKirby, and Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally explained our history. She was moved by the Walter Reed Friday night history, went home and wrote the email below to the Trooprallys. Ali said she may be back next week. We hope so.

The E-mail from Ali to the Trooprally’s, April 29, 2011

Ron and his friends from conservative group Free Republic come out to Walter Reed every Friday to show support to our Soldiers. This makes approximately 315 times they’ve done this!

What you can’t see in this photo are the multiple groups at each corner, the banners, the flags, the signs. What you can’t hear is the sound of horns honking and music playing.

They started as a counter to protesters six years or so again and they have kept up their effort ever since. They also have taken Soldiers into their homes for supper, brought in food and other items for their kids. So interesting up close!

There are probably better pictures on their website freerepublic.com. Click on (keyword) Walter Reed for more on this particular group.

RonG has been doing this for three years. He’s a Marine, Vietnam Vet, civil engineer, American. He and his friends like “ Mr & Mrs TroopRally” truly understand what’s real and important! God Bless them and others determined to do this for the troops. So inspiring! Carry on good and faithful servants...
Ali




Visiting Children with Flags






HONOR ROLL for April 29, 2011

Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, Stay-True, TammyCat and Idaho, Lurker Bill, Fraxinus, RonGKirby, CindyTrueSupporter, ToleranceSucksRocks, Lurkers Jessica, Jim and Ali.




Moonbat News

Four moonbats, then one more. At nine sharp, they left.


FOOTNOTES

The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm.



If you can't get to D.C. to join us but would like to do something for the wounded, you can find a wealth of ideas by FReepmailing Tom the Redhunter, Cindy-True-Supporter, VAFlagwaver, or PleaDeal. Directions to our Walter Reed freep location from the Takoma metro station

BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive




April 29, 2011, Photos, (courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally)



Stay-True and Fraxinus


Ali and RonGKirby



Lurker Jim and ToleranceSucksRocks (center)





CindyTrueSupporter and Jessica



Trooprally holding down the Marine Corner –note the USMC flags


TammyCat and Lurker Bill




The Buses Return




TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; moonbats; rally; walterreed

1 posted on 05/01/2011 5:34:32 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

DC PING


2 posted on 05/01/2011 5:39:12 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


3 posted on 05/01/2011 6:21:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: kburi

Thanks for posting. It is almost shorts weather. It was PIZZA weather as [Mrs] T is once again placing pizza orders.

Wind was a little more than the MOAB could handle by its self. Too few FReepers to steady it all night. HINT, it would be great to see some of our regulars from years past as our WR FReep winds down. There isn’t much time for that last hooray.

A husband-wife team also stopped by for a minute. They also were there till the closing of WR. And they were also glad to see us.

[Mr] T, just another “fall” guy


4 posted on 05/01/2011 6:27:11 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi
Looks like you had nice weather.

I am glad to hear about the r-e-s-p-e-c-t for the flag that you taught the young man. Schools don't even start assemblies with the pledge anymore. Flag etiquette? I don't think so! Maybe he will even teach his friends!

I missed being there this week. It was so nice to stand beside you last week.

I will see you again in early July!

5 posted on 05/01/2011 6:36:39 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: trooprally; kburi; 3D-JOY; AnyStreetFL; All

Thanks for the ping, as always! So nice that Spring is bringing some better weather. Bless all of you for being there come rain or shine in support of our heroes!

Hubby and I plan to see you in early July too if all goes as planned.:)


6 posted on 05/01/2011 6:45:22 PM PDT by seekthetruth (My Dream Ticket For 2012: Allen West / Scott Walker)
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To: kburi

Enjoyed the pictures. Great work you all are doing. Wish I lived closer, but alas. Supporting you in spirit from way down here in Texas.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 6:46:38 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: kburi

Very nice that the young boys wanted to have flags.

Maybe they will start a trend where their friends will want to own American flags. What a concept!


8 posted on 05/01/2011 7:46:11 PM PDT by maica ( It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.)
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To: kburi
Small correction, it was [Mrs] T that gave the report.

[Mr] T

9 posted on 05/02/2011 3:31:09 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi
Thank you all for doing this.

Off subject for one sec. I find it interesting there is no after action report on the White House Correspondence Dinner. Don't know if anyone went.

Anyway, my point is, this is a much more worthy event.
Again, thank you all.

10 posted on 05/03/2011 7:54:31 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: kburi

nice report and pictures


11 posted on 05/06/2011 2:46:18 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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