A perfect day provided many patriotic citizens the chance to meet new friends and stand together in support of our American Sheepdogs (Troops, Police, Firefighters, and EMT) and their vital missions. At the end we gathered for our group photo and then sang the National Anthem while sisters Nicole and Tammy held the Flag to honor America and their brother Greg, who is a Marine officer serving in Afghanistan.
We always take time to pray for those who protect us. We are honored to have so many military family members join us every Saturday at High and Market St in West Chester from 11AM till Noon.
A West Chester University student was driving by and thanked us – his brother is in the Army and just returned home from Afghanistan.
For the past 2 years we have continued a tradition of passing our “Salute The Troops” coin from one to another. It’s gives us an opportunity to recognize someone and get to know each other a little better. This week it went to Fred, a Sheepdog and member of the Warriors Watch Riders - a group of bikers that provide motorcycle escorts for service men and women and all our first responders (police, firefighters, and EMTs).
We were thrilled to have Colin Hanna in attendance. Colin is the President of “Let Freedom Ring” a national organization that promotes Constitutional Government, Economic Freedom, and Traditional Values. From their website, Let Freedom Ring was formed to counter the attacks of anti-conservative groups on patriotic candidates as well as attacks on the important issues of our day – those that affect the core of our society: the family, marriage, the economy, energy, abortion, health care and foreign policy, to name just a few.
Here’s the Kosh ladies (Tammy, JoAnne, and Nicole) and men (Charlie and Ron) a family shot with me and Mary Lou (Military Mom, son Matt recently returned home from Iraq, is with the National Guard Stryker Brigade)
Here’s Tom, a newcomer, his son is in the Marines.
Thanks again to all who took the time to come out and stand together for America, our Flag, and our Troops.
After the rally I went to my mom’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. We also celebrated Mom’s 86th birthday – she is the greatest patriot I know and she is doing well, often attends our rallies where she enjoys the chance to meet so many great Americans. I miss my dad, he was an Army veteran, a great provider and man, and I know he is watching over us and is proud.
Family traditions, watching our kids grow up, and being able to share memories and make new ones at holidays are things we like to do when we’re not on the corner supporting our heroes who make all our good times possible.
Thank You Troops. Thank You Military Families.
God Bless America!