Another large turnout of patriots attended our weekly rally. Everyone looked sharp and enthusiastic. We had about 8 newcomers - including Matt, the son of regulars Mary Lou and Harry.
Matt’s an American soldier, and a hero in our eyes. He’s been in uniform about 12 years, started out in the Marines and is now in the National Guard. He wore a “Got Freedom” T-shirt and looks every bit like the All-American Freedom Fighter that he is. We thank God for guys like Matt – doing a job that must be done, for us. In addition, we met his Uncle Bill, also a veteran, and his girlfriend Melissa.
We loved little Madeline’s sign that said, “Thank You Troops for Protecting ME” It even had her hand prints on it. That’s what its all about – parents teaching their kids to respect and appreciate the volunteer members of our Armed Forces. Madeline is as wise as she is adorable. Kudos to her parents.
Another highlight was John and Nina, two total strangers, who drove by, then pulled over and came back to stand with us - turns out they are diehard patriots who had never seen us before. They were excited to be with us and said they would be back next week. Like all of us, they are very grateful for our group and our Victory Rallies.
We also say “hello” to Howard, John and Jeri (Linda’s friend) – Welcome aboard!
Once again we finished with a strong rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and Pledge of Allegiance, followed always by our prayer for the troops’ protection and success.
It’s worth noting that the so-called “peace” protesters continue to violate the separation agreement by sending one of their haters over to our side pretending to be a photographer – but he was there only to agitate and argue. He started with me by asking, “What did Iraq have to do with 9/11?” As I tried to reply he constantly interrupted me, wouldn’t let me finish and just kept repeating his points of view – which consist of all the far left talking points. He believes if he talks loud enough and fast enough and long enough that he will convert us. He’s the typical “peacemaker” who’s only there to agitate and annoy decent people trying to shop or dine in West Chester. The only thing he succeeded in doing was giving me a shower from all the drops of foam and spit that came out of his mouth while he frothed his arguments at me. In addition the aggressive so-called ‘peace” protesters screamed and shouted “we hate Bush” over and over – which is real reason why they are out there.
Go to Skye’s blog Midnight Blue – to see more great coverage, photographs and a video! (Photos in this post are courtesy Skye – see more here.) See you next week – and remember “VICTORY IS THE ANSWER”
Our Troops are fighting hard (and winning) for US over there, and we are doing our part to counter the insurgents within and show America that we proudly stand behind Our Troops!