Posts Tagged ‘Troop Rally’

Snow has arrived in the Hudson Valley!

Dennis reports:

We had our usual contingent of patriots but we also were joined by a Navy mother and later an Army mother. The Navy mother, who is becoming a regular, told us that her son has been accepted into OCS and will report there at the end of his current cruise. He wants to become a Naval aviator.

Our Army mom who has also been coming to the corner on a regular basis got a major surprise this week when her son, who is deployed to Iraq, showed up at home with almost 3 weeks leave.  She couldn’t wait to bring him to the corner, which she did.  While there, Jerry had to go talk to our celebrity opposition [Pete Seeger & The Moonbats] to tell them that he was proud to serve so that they would be able to voice their protests.  They received him well!

We outnumbered them again!  Another victory for pro America!

Proud Army Mom sent this video to commemorate Jerry’s visit!

Note:  The Poughkeepsie Troop Rally is a weekly event every Saturday Noon to 2pm on the southeast corner of Rte 9 and Vassar Road.  Stop by and say hello to the veterans!

Wow!  A ton of great American Patriots were out at Walter Reed on Friday night!

Several hundred lined the corners of Georgia Avenue!  Folks came in early to be there before attending the Great American Tea Party March on Washington 9/12.

Here’s a great video by one of our patriots!

Since I don’t do night pictures very well here are just a few photos!





Thank you to all who came out from early afternoon until the last troop bus returned from dinner!

More and better pictures are here.

The Silent Majority has a report here.

We didn’t get into town until the evening so as soon as we checked into the hotel we ran right back out and drove like maniacs to Walter Reed.  But the festivities began much earlier in the day.

Our buddy Jonn from This Aint Hell has an excellent report with pictures and video from the daytime activities!

Video covering the day and night outside Walter Reed:

Another great video that gives you the flavor of the Troop Rally:

During the day, after the presentation of laptops for the warriors, Jim Diehl presented a picture of The Last Eagle for the troops.

Walter Reed 031

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 »

AAR submitted by Katie O’Malley

Doing what the left does best…..cut and run

On Saturday, August 16, 2008, The Gathering of Eagles came to Somerville, NJ to stand for our troops. Our intrepid and hard working state coordinator, Carolyn along with David’s help, did a little recon of the anti-war “vigil” last month. The moonbats had about 15 folks planted outside the recruiting station in the middle of town (classy!!). The dynamic duo returned to their car and gathered their signs for an impromptu rally of their own…an Eagle is always prepared!

The moonbats were NOT happy. Two Eagles on a corner across the street caused them so much rabid anger, several of them literally ran across the street to verbally harass our heroes. But did they chase our Eagles away? No sir…Eagles are not intimidated….even when outnumbered.

Fast forward to August 16th. Eagles from CT, NJ, PA & NY met outside the recruiting station. Within minutes, the 20 plus Eagles had American flags flying on all four corners. Honks and thumbs up became a constant backdrop.

There were some typical Eagle moments. An older couple came by, thanked us for being there and expressed their joy at seeing Eagles on the corner for a change. At Carolyn’s invitation, they joined us and asked when the next event was! New Eagles hatching! In addition, a wonderful NJ woman, Sue, heard about the event on-line…intended to stop by for a few minutes and stayed the entire time.

A young woman came to take pictures…we are all a little cautious about folks who approach…you NEVER know what their agenda might really be. But we were thrilled when she told us the following,” I was upstairs in my apartment watching tv….my husband came in and said there were protesters outside the recruiting station. I said big deal, they are there every month….he said no honey, they are pro-troop!!!! I grabbed my camera. I HAD to see this for myself. As soon as I leave here, I am going to send these pictures to our friend who is serving in Iraq so he sees what people are doing for him.”

There is no finer honor we can have then to know that our brave heroes will know we have their backs here at home.

After much merriment, the witching hour was drawing near…the moonbats’ arrival approached. Up the street came one lone hippie, dragging her Soros funded premade signs. As she rounded the corner and saw the Eagles, her mouth dropped so far open she could have fit an army boot right inside. She stood, forlornly, waiting for backup. Finally, she was joined by another leftie who was equally gobsmacked. They huddled together, snapping pictures and calling for backup on their cells. After no more than 10-15 minutes, they scurried away, defeated.

At least they provided a real time example of EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE US DO IN IRAQ….those sad creatures did what the left knows best…in the face of opposition, in the face of challenge….the MOONBATS CUT AND RUN.

It was wonderful day for Eagles and for our troops.
Please take a look at the video of the retreat…too funny!


Pamela’s pictures are here.
Her video is here.
Tom’s pictures are here.
His videos are here.

Here is a report from Susan who came for the first time to an Eagles Troop Rally!