St Patrick’s Day began early with temps of 32 and wind chill creating temps into the high teens and 20s. But the night before at Walter Reed Hospital, snow covered the ground and Troop supporters out numbered the “Pinkos” 3 to 1 and of course they left early because it was too chilly for their tootsies.
When I arrived at the Viet Nam Memorial at 0930 there was easily 9,000 supporters there and maybe 500 “idiots” milling around. Then one of “them” handed me one of their prefabricated mass produced “traitor” signs as if I wanted to carry the shit stick, I broke it over my knee and threw it to his feet. He got the point.
Although there was no way anyone was getting close to the Wall we had it along with every other monument in the area covered with a squad (10-12) Patriot Guard, etc etc supporters. You would have thought there was special on prison tattoos from all the ink on the bikers in the crowed and there were at least 10 different sets of motor cycle gang colors in the crowed (glad they were on our side). The Park Rangers had stretchers lined up on the side along with the 40 police cars, 30 horse mounted riot policeman and multiple ambulances. The “traitors” were your average skinny white kid with dread locks………..(WTF??) I don’t get that but only to out do them were the other Barnum Bailey Circus freaks in the crowed. I’m sure they made their Daddy’s real proud today….not. Before the traitors began their sheep herd movement to the Pentagon, another couple busses pulled up bringing their totals to about 10,000. Not bad since they were funded by numerous groups and had a year to plan it. On the other hand the Gathering of Eagles had less than 6 months to prepare, no funding and totaled 30,000.
It was profound when the Eagles began shouting “Where’s your flag?” to the traitors as they held up a couple hundred American flags and the “traitors held up everything but American flags. They had Iraqi, Kuwait, some sorry excuse of a bed sheet but no American flag. Doest that say it all?
I don’t mind their free speech. They can say whatever they like. Bitch & moan Blab bla bla which is what they pretty much did, but when you threaten to disgrace the memorials of men who have died ensuring you have that right, you are toast. Point blank. I am positive if the wind would have taken one of the traitor’s hats and blown it across the street and they chased it, they would be in serious trouble.
They day ended as the sheep began migrating to the Pentagon and laid their path to move over Memorial Bridge in DC. They were channelized and were faced with an unexpected hazing from the 30,000 as no one took the lead and they slowly grazed on.
Thank you to all of you bloggers who got the word out, Gathering of Eagles, Patriot Guard Riders from all over the States, Veterans and the thousands of supporters of all ages that came out to make a difference, you saved the monuments and the dignity of the men they represent.
(pics from MarkLevin)