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Motherís Day Weekend at Walter Reed, Week 316, May 6, 2011
May 9, 2011 | Kburi

Posted on 05/09/2011 6:41:17 PM PDT by 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 ambulance from Andrews Air force base. It was. We immediately dug out some signs to hold up even though the wounded warriors could not see us. At least the drivers can see us and relate our presence to the wounded.
To our surprise, there were three 3 heads looking at us through the rear side windows. Once they read our signs, they energetically waved back. Another first at Walter Reed!

We got a surprise as VictoryNY showed up. It was great to see her. VictoryNY first took the sign thanking the Navy Seals for a job well done. It also had Osama's face on it surrounded by the 'null' circle. That caused a lot of honks everywhere. Later she relinquished the honor to Lurker Jim.

Friday nights have become more and more an honor just to see and hear from our brave Warriors.
Tonight a soldier named Jesse, came out to get something to eat. He had a prosthetic leg. VictoryNY, who first met Jessie as he came across the street, greeted him with her warm smile. He came over and shook hands with the FReepers. Then he said “got to go before the storm hits”.
After some conversation with our Wounded Warrior, we went on with more whooping and hollering. As usual, mostly Tammy Cat and VictoryNY. We have been told by numerous soldiers and staff that they can be clearly heard inside Walter Reed.

We had some thunder, lighting and rain that lasted about 35 minutes. As the storm moved in, winds briefly blew around 35MPH. We debated about taking the banners down and lowering the flags by one section. The blue all-weather banner was blown around and twisted, a quick fix with another bungee repaired it.
Luckily the winds died down quickly and we left the flags and banners up. Putting on rain gear and ponchos, we went back to business as usual. Snacks tonight included pizza ,sodas, and cookies for dessert.

Mark, an Army vet, who was at WR for a checkup, also stopped by. He was here last year coming from Germany after having heart problems. He came back to WR for medical treatment with his mom, Dee.
It was great to see him again and meet his mother.

The bus came at 9:25pm. We stayed until the heroes returned from dinner. All in all, a great night.


Mark, flanked by Lurker Jim and Fraxinus




Mark with his mom, Dee, and his guide dog.




HONOR ROLL for May 6, 2011

Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, VictoryNY, TammyCat and Idaho, Lurker Bill, Fraxinus, RonGKirby, Lurker Jim, Special Guest Mark and his mother, Dee




Moonbat News

Three moonbats, then one more came. 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




May 6, 2011, Photos, (courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally)



VictoryNY and Trooprally


TammyCat and VictoryNY

Lurker Jim and Flag Row





RonGKirby and Trooprally



VictoryNY, TammyCat and Fraxinus talking with Wounded Warrior, Jesse


Lurker Bill



Colorful Clouds Follow the Showers



The Bus Returns



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

1 posted on 05/09/2011 6:41:24 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

DC PING


2 posted on 05/09/2011 6:44:07 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi

bump


3 posted on 05/09/2011 6:54:03 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: Landry Fan

Am I seeing that name right?

Hello there old friend!!


4 posted on 05/09/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: kburi; trooprally

Thank you for being there...every time!

The pictures are great too...I love the new sign, no wonder it had to be shared.

It sounds like the weather got very mixed all in one night. You guys stick it out in any weather. Miss you all.


5 posted on 05/09/2011 8:08:13 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Landry Fan

Nice to see you around again.

Bump to you.

upchuck & Snoop.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 8:46:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: kburi

Thanks for the AAR kburi. Nice to see so many turn out on a stormy night. Still wish I could be there, but it doesn’t look promising. God bless you one and all.
Nan


7 posted on 05/10/2011 12:17:06 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: 3D-JOY

yes, it’s me. glad to hear from you.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 3:48:07 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: upchuck

hi to both of you!


9 posted on 05/10/2011 3:49:30 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: Landry Fan
Hey Landry Fan, great to hear from you. We are keeping a spot warm for you on the corners if you can ever make it back for a Friday. Your smiling face and friendly conversation is missed. You were first at WR on August 12,2005. This pic of you and Angelwood is from the Sept 2,2005 AAR.



[Mr] T
10 posted on 05/12/2011 2:51:45 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kburi

Must have been a great AAR to get Landry Fan posting to it. Thanks. See you tomorrow.

[Mr] T


11 posted on 05/12/2011 2:53:22 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY; upchuck

Check out Post 10

[Mr] T


12 posted on 05/12/2011 2:55:11 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Thank you all for supporting the troops.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 7:13:14 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: trooprally; Landry Fan
Thanks for that link.

As long as we're dragging out old photos, here's one from a WR FReep circa Dec 13, 2005 of Landry Fan (attired in Dallas Cowboys ware, of course), me and Snoop. Fond memories :-)


14 posted on 05/12/2011 7:14:00 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck; Landry Fan

Great picture. Still can’t figure out how LF could be so cheerful in cold weather.

Tammy Cat brings her pooch, Idaho, so pets are still represented.

Most of the old signs have been used so much over the years that they are in tatters. We have several new ones, but most are showing their use. We also use them when standing opposite the Quakers in Olney.

[Mr] T


15 posted on 05/12/2011 8:03:35 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally; Landry Fan; upchuck

Trooprally,

LF is smiling because her ‘boys just whipped the ‘skins.

Kburi


16 posted on 05/12/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi
I am smiling also. My team is the Eagles!!!!



[Mr] T
17 posted on 05/12/2011 2:00:49 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Were you smiling when the ‘skins swaped Norman Snead to eagleland for soon to be “skins hero, Sonny Jurgenson?


18 posted on 05/12/2011 8:07:32 PM PDT by kburi
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To: trooprally

Were you smiling when the ‘skins swaped Norman Snead to eagleland for soon to be “skins hero, Sonny Jurgenson?


19 posted on 05/12/2011 8:07:40 PM PDT by kburi
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