Skip to comments.MOAB Returns, Miltary Appreciation Month continues at Walter Reed, Week 318, May 20, 2011
Posted on 05/24/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by 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 70s, 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 Appreciation, a pizza, soda and cookies, plus a gift card. A separate after action report is coming.
We had a good group tonight and were joined by Alli who is part of the post-closing team. She is on assignment from Georgia and will join us as time permits.
Two small buses tonight, but they were both filled. For one soldier it was his second time off the Walter Reed post in a year, and we waited for the bus with flags and signs so he would see that Americans care about our wounded warriors.
Next Friday night is the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and many soldiers will be on leave. The DC Chapter of Free Republic will be there for the 319th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reeds front gate.
HONOR ROLL for May 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, BufordP, TammyCat and Idaho, Lurker Bill, Fraxinus, RonGKirby, Lurker Jim, CindyTrueSupporter, Kburi, GunsAreOK and Lurker Alli.
Two moonbats, joined at 8:20pm, by two more. Gone at 9pm.
The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm.
BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive
BufordP, GunsAreOK, and RonGKirby
Lurker Jim and Fraxinus
TammyCat and CindyTrueSupporter
Bus Approaches, Stops and Opens Door to Greet Us
One of these Friday nights I’m going to show up and join you again—as soon as I get the chance to come back to DC..........
Thank you for the AAR. Looks like a beautiful evening with some beautiful people. God bless you all..
Glad to see the MOAB and all the smiling FReeper faces!
Come to DC soon!
We estimate that we have 10 or 11 more Friday nights before our tour of duty is over. That’s because the wounded warriors are moving to Bethesda Medical Center.
And Walter Reed’s closing ceremony will be at the end of August.
But... you know the Army, you never know what changes may be in the wind.
By the way, Walter Reed was the first Medical Center in the United States.