Archive for August 24th, 2008

We arrived in Bay Shore shortly after our scheduled 1pm arrival to find our advance contingent (‘Princess’ Carolyn and the NY/NJ Rapid Reaction Team) had gotten there earlier and had already claimed the ground leading up to the mall entrance so that passersby and mall visitors would have the benefit of our pro-troops, pro-America message before they were subjected to the old tired harangue of the moonbat misfits.

Mall Security and Suffolk County Police were already on-site to prevent a recurrence of the moonbat violations of private property rights that they have tried in several of their mall escapades. Our folks did a quick recon of the mall but could find only one obvious moonbat present wandering about as if in search of his seditious fellow travelers. Continue Reading »

The Society of Old Brooklynites invited the Gathering of Eagles to take part in their memorial ceremony for the Prison Ship Martyrs today at the monument in Fort Greene Park. This monument stands over the crypt which contains the remains of over 10,000 of America’s first POW/MIAs. These men and some women refused to pledge allegiance to the King of England to end their confinement on the worm-eaten, disease-ridden hulks anchored in Wallabout Bay. Their lifeless bodies were removed from the ships each morning and rowed ashore where they were buried in shallow mass graves. For years afterwards bones were recovered sticking out of the ground and taken to a location on private property where they were interred. Finally, they were moved to a crypt that had been constructed for their final resting place in Fort Greene on a hill overlooking the bay. In 1908 the Society of Old Brooklynites erected the monument which stands high above.

Forgotten by all but a few, the Prison Ship Martyrs monument sits in a state of disrepair on the eve of its centennial in November. The area is closed off by chain link fence and the grounds within are overgrown with weeds. The flag pole flies an American and a POW/MIA flag, but is sorely in need of paint. The scheduled repairs have been plagued by cost overruns and the electrical contractor has been fired by New York City which leaves the project in limbo. Continue Reading »