March 27, 2011

WEST CHESTER PRO-TROOP RALLY – 3/26/11

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 9:16 am

One of our best rallies, saw many old friends and met some new ones. The weather was a bit chilly but the smiles were warm and it felt like a parade.

My mom showed up and held the flag for us as we sang the National Anthem and said a prayer for our troops protection and success.

Several newcomers showed up, including an EMT from Marple Newtown, Gail from Bethlehem, and Maureen’s friend.

Bob stopped by, he’s a Korean War Veteran from West Goshen. We are always thrilled when vets stop and say hello. Sheriff Bunny Welsh, a frequent participant, also showed up.

We signed a birthday card for Greg, a US Marine officer currently in Aghanistan. His parents, Ron and JoAnne, brought the card to the rally and we all signed it. Greg is a 1st LT, this is his second tour in Afghanistan and he just turned 26 years old. He’s done more for his country, faced more dangers and challenges in his young life than most of us have done in a lifetime. We are so grateful to Greg and all our troops and their families. They truly are the best of America.

Our mascot Victor couldn’t make the rally, but its always nice to come home and see him. He loves the troops so much, it makes him want to roll over and dance.

Thanks to all who came out and made it happen. We do these rallies every Saturday from 11AM till Noon, at the corner of High St and Market St in beautiful downtown West Chester, PA. Come join us sometime as we pay tribute to our brave troops.

Thank You Troops! Thank You Military Families! God Bless the United States of America!

March 20, 2011

“THEY CONQUER WHO ENDURE” BY JEANNE RAPP – LOCAL VETERANS GATHER AT BRANDYWINE FLAGS IN DOWNINGTOWN FOR BOOK SIGNING – 3/19/11

Filed under: Heroes — Rich Davis @ 9:26 am

The Sheepdogs traveled to Downingtown to join the celebration for the new book “They Conquer Who Endure” – filled with stories of local heroes from Chester County.

Jeanne Rapp is the manager of Brandywine Flags in Downingtown, PA. Her store offers a variety of products, including flags, magnets, and plaques. Recently she wrote a book detailing stories from local veterans (heroes) from all wars and conflicts. Many of them were present for a book signing.


“They Conquer Who Endure” – can be purchased at Brandywine Flags. Come on in, meet Jeanne and see if any of your neighbors are in the book.

WEST CHESTER PRO-TROOP RALLY – 3/19/11

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 9:06 am

A beautiful spring day greeted us as we stood together to show public support for our troops.

The highlight was a nice couple from New York who were in town to celebrate a birthday. They sang the National Anthem with us.

March 13, 2011

WEST CHESTER PRO-TROOP RALLY – 3/12/11

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 11:41 am

March 5, 2011

WEST CHESTER PRO-TROOP RALLY – 3/5/11

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 3:32 pm

Outstanding weather and soft breezes kept our flags unfurled and looking good. Highlight included meeting some West Chester University students who were collecting money for their “Criminal Justice Club”. They all seek careers in law enforcement and a couple of them hope to be police officers one day.

Another highlight was when Tom drove by and gave us a honk and a thumbs up, turns out he’s active duty military, currently serving in the US Coast Guard. He’s local, went to high school in West Chester. We are always thrilled when our troops say hello.

We come out every Saturday to show open and public pride and appreciation for our troops and their families. All are invited to join us from 11AM till Noon at the corner of High St and Market St in downtown West Chester, PA.

At the end, we gather together to sing the National Anthem and say a prayer for our troops protection and success. This week Military Mom and Dad, Bill and Evie, from Coatesville, held the flag for us while we sang. Their son Jon is an Army Combat Medic, been to Afghanistan, and is currently in Korea. We are always honored when our military families join us.

Blue Star Mom Maureen bows her head in prayer. Her son John Paul is a young US Army Officer, been to Afghanistan and is currently stationed in Germany where 2 American Airmen were recently gunned down by an Islamic Jihadist at a bus terminal. No matter where our troops are in the world, they face risks and make great sacrifices for us. They are the best of us, our greatest patriots and they deserve to be remembered. We are forever grateful for their service and courage.

THANK YOU TROOPS! THANK YOU MILITARY FAMILIES! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

March 4, 2011

WELCOME HOME FOR LOCAL MARINE FROM BRIDGE COMPANY B – 3/3/11

Filed under: Heroes — Rich Davis @ 11:11 am

The Sheepdogs went to Philadelphia Airport to welcome home Staff Sergeant Brian. We were joined by the Bridge Company B Sergeant Major and his Commanding Officer. Brian has been in the Marines for 10 years, he will attend Penn State University and major in Engineering and remain in the Marine Reserves.


WELCOME HOME MARINE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, SACRIFICE, AND COURAGE!

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