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July 4th Weekend Starts at Walter Reedís Front Gate! Week 324 July 1, 2011
July 2, 2011 | Kburi

Posted on 07/02/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT by 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 evening in our parking lot; and across Georgia Ave., two young moonbats tried some lame discussion points on Bryan.
There was no bus tonight as it is a long vacation weekend.

Margaret from the Aleethia Foundation joined us and brought roast beef sandwiches, wings and cookies. It is most appreciated. Because there is no Wounded Warrior dinner bus tonight she was able to join us.

Our visitors tonight included Bobby and his wife, Susan, from Louisiana. They have been to a couple of Friday night dinners and have seen us on the corners when the bus returned. Tonight they came out to thank us for being there.
Bobby was with the 199th Infantry Dn when he was wounded. They have been here 15 months and he is almost ready to be released.

Heather came out to spend some time with us. She was with the 101st in Iraq and has been at WRAMC for three years. She will be transferred to Ft Belvoir in Virginia.
We discussed her registering to vote in Virginia so she can vote for a senator and representative, in addition to the president. In DC, residents can’t vote for a senator or representative. She discussed how military votes were squashed in recent elections.

July / August Calendar

July 1st No Dinner Bus (This is the 4th of July weekend)

July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 Dinner Buses will operate.

The DC Chapter of Free Republic invites all who have participated over the past 6 ½ years to join us on any the above dates that you can. July 29th should be especially meaningful.

July 27 Closing Ceremony - Lowering of the Colors at Walter Reed

August 5, 12, 19, and 26 We will continue at the front gates until the last wounded warriors are moved to Bethesda.

It is possible that dinner buses may operate after July 29, until early August, but for those who want to be certain to be there when the dinner bus returns with the soldiers, please plan to join us on one of the July Friday nights..
After that, the Aleethia Foundation will coordinate these dinners from (get used to the new name) the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, or WRNMMC for short.

The DC Chapter will continue at the front gates of Walter Reed until August 26. Walter Reed officially closes during the last week of August .

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Aleethia Says Thanks To The DC Chapter of Free Republic








HONOR ROLL for July 1, 2011

Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, CindyTrueSupporter, GunsAreOK, Kburi, Lurker Bill, Lurker Jim, Bryan and Terry, VictoryNY. PresUSA222, Margaret of the Aleethia Foundation


Moonbat News

Four moonbats tonight.
Then two more about 8:30pm. You know what happens at 9pm. They are gone.

Two young moonbats, a guy and a gal, approached Bryan with a question “are you against them?” (referring to the antiwar, anti American moonbats down the street). Bryan said “yes, they are anti war”. So the young moonbat responds “then you are for war!” Bryan says “no, we are for supporting the troops and their families and no one’s for war.” Seeing that their lame assertions were getting smiles, not anger, they left.





FOOTNOTES

The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. The last Walter Reed dinner bus is scheduled for July 29th. And we plan to soldier on until the last soldier has been transferred (August 26 will be our last Friday night). So the clock is ticking and we would be honored to have you join us before these long term consecutive Friday evening rallies come to a close.



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




July 1, 2011 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally)



Trooprally and Bill


Heather, Wounded Warrior, Thank You For Your Service






VictoryNY, CindyTrueSupporter and Susan


Kburi, Bobby, Susan, PresUSA222, Jim and GunsAreOK




One of DC’s Finest Kept Us Company Tonight




Bryan and Terry



Kburi and Margaret





Flags Over Georgia (ave)

PresUSA222 and VictoryNY





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

1 posted on 07/02/2011 7:57:55 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

DC PING!

Happy Fourth everyone and may God Bless the United States of America and our soldiers.


2 posted on 07/02/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi

I hope VNY has a quick recovery. She’s got both feet on the ground in every photo. She must be feeling terribly weak, I know there’s been a late season flue virus going around:)

Thank you all for being there, come hell or high water.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 8:18:37 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: concentric circles

Good eyes, and LOL

Since there was no bus, VNY might have been slightly off, (but only slightly). We think she will be in fine spirits for the last several FReeps.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 8:48:35 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi

You are all magnificent, and we thank you for supporting our wounded heros so faithfully. And for the photos - much appreciated. Happy Independence Day to all of you and to those who defend our freedoms.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 9:14:44 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: kburi; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland PING!


6 posted on 07/02/2011 9:23:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (July 23, 2017 - This is Ellis Wyatt. I am on strike.)
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To: kburi
I've been reading these threads every week for a long time but have never posted on them, but now I feel I must. I just want to say how incredibly proud I am of all of you who have actually taken action to show our troops the support and love we have for them. You are not only a wonderful example of true patriotic Americans, you have also shown us what it means to be real brothers and sisters to our brave soldiers.

As you stand behind the troops, we stand behind you and hope that our fighting men and women can see, through you, the support and love so many of their fellow citizens have for them.

God bless each and every one of you.

7 posted on 07/02/2011 9:40:47 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

I second that emotion. Thank you, wonderful people, for what you are doing. May God bless these fine men and women for their sacrifices, and may God bless you all for all your efforts. Patriots, all!


8 posted on 07/03/2011 2:11:20 AM PDT by itssme
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To: kburi

Great title!

I was thinking of you standing there during my long drive too!

Thank you everyone.


9 posted on 07/05/2011 7:03:24 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: kburi

God bless the DC FReepers and kudos for a total defeat of Code Pink and other moonbat madness!


10 posted on 07/07/2011 11:07:24 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: kburi

Thank you ALL for being there.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 6:58:26 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: AGreatPer

Thank You,

Any chance of you joining us before the gates close?


12 posted on 07/13/2011 6:01:57 PM PDT by kburi
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To: kburi
"Any chance of you joining us before the gates close?"

It is #1 on my priority list.

There is nothing I would rather do than be with you wonderful people supporting the troops.
Fishing, baseball, etc., the heck with it. Nothing matters more than the troops.

Will try.

13 posted on 07/13/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: kburi; AGreatPer
We hope you will join The Band of Mothers in Washington DC on the Cannon Bldg Corner (corner of New Jersey & Independence Ave), July 25th, 26th and 27th, from 9a, to 5pm. We take this stand in Support of Our Troops and Their Mission and in opposition to this President's recent announcement to significantly draw down troop levels in the heat of the battle season! We are extremely grateful to our Troops for the safety they have provided to us since 9/11 and we are extremely concerned about their safety as this draw down takes place. Not only has their Commander-in-Chief told the enemy when the draw down will take place, he also announced to the enemy exactly how many troops he will pull out.

General Allen stated “The option of this President was not the option of his Generals.” War is not community organizing and this President should listen to the recommendations of the Generals and senior military on the ground! The welfare and morale of our troops are at stake here as well as the success of their mission! So many Americans and Afghans have given their lives to beat this ruthless enemy and there is no doubt that their sacrifices have kept us safe! Getting this mission right should be this President's priority, not poll numbers and his re-election.

Lastly, The Band of Mothers stand in support of the release of our Soldiers incarcerated at Leavenworth. As has been reported, we are allowing terrorists to sign a Pledge and then we release them (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv.) or now, we just let them go:
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/obamas-terrorist-catch-and-release-policy/2011/07/06/gIQALpxb0H_blog.html).

Let our Sons go too! They certainly deserve and should be shown the same forgiveness and treatment afforded to the terrorists.

We hope you will join us on the Cannon Building Corner on July 25th, 26th and 27th, from 9am to 5pm. Location: the corner of New Jersey & Indepence Avenue, Washignton, DC.

Thank You
Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers
www.thebandofmothers.com

14 posted on 07/14/2011 8:48:00 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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