May 22, 2004

Support Our Troops

Our local talk radio station sponsored a Support Our Troops rally yesterday. I attended with a couple of my Protest Warrior buddies. There were a few hundred people who visited over the 3 hour period, not sure how many at any given time. Just wonderful to see the ocean of red, white & blue.

The station had a professional photographer there taking pics, but they are slow to post them online. Fortunately, Amber took a few shots as well - and she is fast. I have linked some small versions here, if you want to see them in all their high quality/large scale glory visit her Support Our Troops page (for broadband only, trust me). She even got me in a few shots (I'll give you a hint, I am wearing red, white & blue and I have a flag)

One of the sad points was a mother talking about her son coming home just in time for Mother's Day. She said he called in tears from the airport in Bangor, Maine where he had been overwhelmed by the people who showed up to welcome them back to the states. He said that the only news they get over there makes it sound like everyone here is against them and he was so surprised to find people willing to take the time to come out and show them the truth. We need to work at getting the word out that we support them and their mission, and we appreciate what they go through - for us.

As one of the rally signs said "We Support Our Troops. They Support Our Freedom"

Posted by Vox at May 22, 2004 06:50 PM | Iraq

I totally missed this. Next time give me a ping and I'll go too.

Posted by: Lori at May 24, 2004 05:05 PM

I should post more of this stuff early - like this, Republican Meetup Thursday, May 27th, Border's Books @ the Biltmore Fashion Park. If we get enough RSVP's. If you are unfamiliar with Meetup, check them out here

Posted by: Vox at May 24, 2004 05:17 PM