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March 18, 2007

Gathering of Eagles ~ God Bless You !

This is a great video clip.

The National Parks Service notified GOE with their 

official estimate of the Eagle turn-out today…...


Fox News reported today that the anti-war protesters had significantly less than they expected. However, they are erroneously reporting that the Eagles were there in “equal numbers”. The truth is that we outnumbered them by at least three to one!

Consider…ANSWER had a year to plan their well-publicized event and were hoping for around 100,000. They actually drew about 5,000-10,000, according to various news reports today. The Gathering of Eagles, on the other hand, had about six weeks to plan an unprecedented response - and with no advertising, no publicity, no celebrity or political endorsement, no news coverage, and no big money, we had about 30,000 boots on the ground!

And this from the Washington Post......

"This is sacred ground to us," said Rick De Marco, 62, a Vietnam veteran from Cleveland.

K.C. O'Brien, 65, a Vietnam vet from Fairfield, Calif., said: "We believe in freedom of speech. We're here to defend the right of people to say whatever they want. But we will not allow any desecration."

"That was the real catalyst, right there," said Navy veteran Larry Bailey. "They showed they were willing to desecrate something that's sacred to the American soul."

War supporter Bill Carter of North Carolina watches as protesters against the war in Iraq gather to participate in the March on the Pentagon in Washington, March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)

A group of Iraq veterans standing up to the unwashed and drugged up loonies

An Account from a Vietnam Vet that was there...................

"The GEO folks were continuous all the way down Constitution Avenue from about 19th street to the 21 st street. Down in that region, all the interior walkways toward the Vietnam Wall and the Lincoln Memorial were crammed and slow as the two way stream was greater than the paths could carry.

The primary goal, was the wall. There were at least three very long lines several people wide waiting to pass the electronic machines to enter the wall area. The screening was intense. It apppeared the actual number at the wall was being controlled because the number there was exceedded many, many time by the number patiently waiting. This was a very important event by its self because waiting meant getting aquainted with others near by in the lines. The waiting in very long lines on the cold windy morning will be the stuff stories are made of.

The crowd was positivelyt amazing. There were literally thousands of good guys there in knots of ten ot twelve. They were mostly military and they were in full voice.

There was a bottleneck to the Wall, there were two or three very long and 4 or 5 deeop lines to pass the metal detectors to get in. You can be assured that given the mood of the morning, any one who tried to destroy the good feelings, camaraderie and deface the wall would have been crucified on the spot.

All the sidewalks and paths anywhere near the Lincoln Memorial were packed.

We had permits for the inner circle of the lincoln Memorial. It was solid and 4 or 5 deep on street level and many many more on an elevated wall behind them. There were still more in the grass behind all that. The marchers were presented with jeers and chants from a literal stack of people all the way round the arc of the Lincoln Memorial.

Having attended one or two other moonbat parades where we were truly outnumbered by a very very large margin, I was flabbergasted at the GOE turnout. Awesome is not a term I use, but the Gathering of Eagles was AWRSOME.

I noted above that it seemesd as if people did not know where to go or perhaps what to do. The fact is, it didn't matter. It was cold, but it was sunny and nice. It didn't matter where they went because they were there in a massive show of bodies dedicated to sending a message and it was obvious beyond any doubt they were suceeding.

The opportunity to gather with buddies and other groups of like minded knots of people may be with out precedent. The opportuntity to put on the stuff, the black leathers or camo adorned with riotus color of patches and medals and insignia, and to see thousands of others similarly dressed must be an important life time event. This is especiallly true when the individuals in the mass can vocally vent against the miserable yellow sign carrying moonbats.

It is dangerous to overestimate the significance of one day's events, but today may have been a tipping point. Thousands came out on a blustery day, probably for the very first time, to protest the antiwar types. They had a very good time. They met plenty of likeminded souls. They waved flags, they prayed, they cried.

Next year? Wouldn't miss it....... that will be the thoughts in thousands of minds. "

Wild Thing's comment.......
God bless you! And, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, a million times THANK YOU for ONCE AGAIN defending us and standing up for our great country! Welcome home and please know that you and all veterans and military now serving are appreciated by millions of Americans.

GOE not only protected The Wall, but also other Monuments including the Vietnam Nurses Memorial.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 12:55 AM


GOE, Thank you for standing up to the unbathed hippy cowards who don't have the guts to march against the terrorists! You make us all proud ro be Americans and America is proud of you!

Posted by: Dan at March 18, 2007 03:25 AM

It looks like it was as good as I had hoped it would be. I did not expect that our guys would outnumber them.

The Lefties got a rude awakening. It also appears that many of their notables did not show up, Hanoi Jane, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Al Sharpton. Crazy Sheehan made it, but she only adds to the goofyness of their "cause".

I am glad it was peaceful. Any strife would have only been blamed on the Eagles. Dignity seemed to rule the day. As expected, it was not covered live except a small blurb I saw on Fox.

Thank You guys and gals of the Eagles. You hake made us proud, again.

Posted by: TomR at March 18, 2007 05:56 AM

That seemed to be the theme, not to start anyting violent, the media would blame it on the Vets, as being the antagonists. I don't know how many people were there, but there sure were a lot of us Vets. Rolling Thunder was right up front and the lefties seemed to be a bit imtimidated, LOL, There was jeering and cat calls but the cops kept everyone separated. I was impressed with the turn out.

I was late becasue our area had a huge snow storm go through on the 16 of March but made anyway.

Posted by: Mark at March 18, 2007 06:42 AM

Thank you, Mark, and everyone else, from me and the boys.

Posted by: Rhod at March 18, 2007 08:03 AM

God Bless the GOE!
We showed them they aren't the only voice in America!
Let's keep our voice rolling across this great nation!!!!!

Posted by: Lynn at March 18, 2007 08:35 AM

This message is for ...........


Your comment is NOT allowed in this thread. You can take your lies elsewhere to another post on here but not this one. This one is for those who support our troops, our Veterans and their families.

- Wild Thing

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 10:07 AM

Mark, thank you with all my heart.

I was concerned about everyone, because of the cold and the snow storm that was hitting the areas near there.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 10:12 AM

OINK was there in spirit as he took another dose of cough syrup and aspirin.

Posted by: OINK at March 18, 2007 10:26 AM

News bias, are you kidding me??Yesterday I was
trying to catch up on the protest and see how
the GOE was doing.At the time only CNN was doing
much, they let some retard go on and on then gave
the woman from Move America Forward some time,
sure about 3 words and then cut back to the
holy unwashed"NICE".Then on CBS Sunday Morning
we have the protesters and not "ONE WORD" about

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at March 18, 2007 10:37 AM

Out here in Africa you did not even got a mention.
Please keep it up.
Brains have got to win, in the end.

Posted by: Keeskennis at March 18, 2007 11:49 AM

I, Vietnam Veteran, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Twice they answered the call. Once in Vietnam and a second time on the streets of our Nations Capital; foreign and domestic.

Posted by: BobF at March 18, 2007 02:10 PM

I remember taking that oath, in December 1962 and after it was given, I turned to the recruiter and said, "Ok now we are Marines, Right ?" He smiled, laughed and snickered then said " you're joking, right ?"

As I was to find out on 10 January of the following year, how wrong I was.

I didn't meet anyone in DC I knew before but it was a proud day just to be there. Shook hands with a lot of veterans I did't know, who thanked me for being there and I returned the complement.

I learned we all have one thing in common,.Love of Country and a desire that these young Soldiers, Veterans do NOT have to go through the same crap we did. This was the wish of almost every one I talked to.

The second thing I learned was, the Anti's aint shit, and wouldn't make a pimple on any of the Good Guys Butts.

They had some yellow signs, and someone started, with 'Yellow, How Apporpriate'.

I have since found out that they were indeed surprised about how many of us there were. Also we did not get the media coverage we deserved, but that is all too typical. There was media everywhere but it was hard to tell what they were taking and what they were not.

If there is another one I will be there too.

Posted by: Mark at March 18, 2007 02:41 PM

Oink, hope you feel better soon, sorry your could not make it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 11:07 PM

Tincan Sailor, it is an outrage that the media did not give the good guys coverage, instead focusing on the evil within.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 11:09 PM

Keeskennis, thank you, all of those that were there know how important it is to support those fighting now for freedom.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 11:14 PM

Bob, thank you for posting that.

They sure did, they answered the call twice.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 11:19 PM

Late getting around today. I want to thank everyone who supported this GOE mission and especially those who were able to attend. Thank you and God bless you all.

Friday a lot of the Yellowbelly sites were putting out the word to their anarchists not to get physical. They knew they'd get their heads handed to them. Tom is right the top names never showed up, but isn't it just like the elitists to foment an insurrection then not show up themselves. They are like the Islamist agitators who rely on the mentally challenged misfits to do their bidding for them.
Thanks for nothing C-Span, the Siamese twin of Pravda.

Bob and Mark, I too remember the oath, good words to live by, even if a gazillion years have passed.:) Thanks for serving.

Posted by: Jack at March 18, 2007 11:20 PM

Mark thank you so much. It means a lot to me hearing from you about this and what it was like. I am so proud of you and honored to know you.

I loved the story about the recruiter and what you said and he said. :)

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2007 11:22 PM

God bless the GoE, Rolling Thunder, et al who showed up. You ladies and gents are amazing.

Posted by: raz0r at March 19, 2007 11:03 PM