Again we had a huge turnout of great Americans to show public support for our troops and their mission. The best part was when we were gathering for our group photo. A young lady pulled over, rolled down her window and said, “My husband is serving his 2nd tour in Afghanistan, what you are doing is so great!” She was almost in tears. “You don’t know how much it means to drive by and she all of you.” Here is a picture of this courageous military wife.
She had 2 dogs in the back of the car, they watch out and protect her the same way her husband protects all of us. Sorry, but I can’t remember her name or her husband’s name. Hopefully her husband will be able to see this picture of his wife from a computer in Afghanistan. I told her, “Please tell your husband we are proud of him and we love him.” Getting “thanks” like hers means the world to us. We understand what the families go through, we know that the families “serve too”.
Andrea and her husband Justin held the flag for us. We always end our rallies with the National Anthem and a prayer.
We had a great day, we were upbeat and we got a steady stream of honks and positive feedback from everybody.
Anita is not hitching a ride, she proudly yelled, “Thank You” and returned the many thumbs up she got .
Frank, our WWII vet, comes to every rally, rain or shine.
Below is Mary Lou, her son Matt is in the PA National Guard and recently returned home from Iraq.
Below is me and Dennis, he’s a vet and this was his first rally. He said, “I will be back!”
We always like to have an Israeli flag at our rallies. Especially now, because they are surrounded by countries that hate them and Iran has stated he wants to destroy them. Currently they are being unfairly condemned for defending themselves. The IDF (Israeli Defense Force) are beloved by our troops. Our troops know that Israel is our ally and that they are fighting the same islamic jihadist assassins that they are. Hamas and Hezballah are funded and armed by Iran and so are the Taliban and Al-Queda. God bless Israel and her beautiful people, we support and stand with you!
Here’s Marine Bob, his son Sean was in the Navy and still serves in the USNR.
The support the troops coin was passed my Marine Mom Laura (her Marine son Brian and daughter Ashleigh visited us a couple weeks ago). Laura said, “I was honored to carry this coin in my pocket.” She gave it to Bob, a Vietnam Vet, was awarded a Bronze Star and saw a lot of combat, including the Tet offensive. His nephew Greg is an officer in the Marines.
Here’s another picture of the proud military wife. We are so glad she stopped to say hello and hope we can see her again sometime. We are on the corner every Saturday from 11AM till Noon.
Thank You Troops! Thank You Military Families!