Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Gathering of Eagles

All I can say is WOW! I wish I could have been there! Michele Malkin has excellent coverage of the event with some heart-thumping details that will make you proud, once again, to be a pro-troops American.

The anti-war protesters were outnumbered this time.


I say it's about time!

What a shame that the MSM missed the importance and significance of this event. But no worries...we still have the blogosphere!!

There are so many details at Michele's blog, that I find it hard to just pick a few to post here. Go read it for yourself. Read the whole thing. View the awesome pictures. Lots of additional links, too.

For me, the contrast between those who respect our troops, our President, our country, our country's Capitol, heritage, and monuments vs. those who disrespect everything and everyone, becomes crystal clear when we read this portion from Michele's blogpost:

In general, the anti- ____ crowd was comprised of naive and some very factually-challenged people. Signs with "data" were simply wrong.

The usual protest representatives were there: sixties hippies; their kids; ANSWER; Che Guevara; the pacifist and anti-fight for anything crowd. They were joined by another assortment of protesters: high school kids bussed in from Philly - they get extra credit in their US History classes if they participate in a protest (note, anti, not pro); a few who dressed like Palestinians and carried signs for the oppression of the Palestinians; "No war with Iran" crowd; impeach everyone crowd; anti-Halliburton; etc. These people are well-financed, signage is good.

On the other hand, the vets were proud, professional, and polite. Speakers summarized some real history - in particular, the real culprits for Vietnam casualties. One speaker, Kevin Michael of DC was particularly powerful! He is a Desert Storm Veteran and proud of it. He speaks well for all veterans.

After the protesters took their march to the Pentagon (who works there on a Saturday is beyond me) the Vets milled around, making sure key contacts will be maintained. An interesting side point: the grounds where the vets congregated were clean, no trash; the grounds where the protesters congregated - well, they apparently don't know how to use trash cans.

That describes the anti-war camp quite well...disrespectful and TRASHY!

HT: Michele Malkin

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More blogs to check out:

Little Green Footballs has a video so you can see the numbers (that the MSM news us NOT reporting) of The Gathering of Eagles crowds.

Faultline USA has a blogpost aptly entitled Leftist MSM Hides News of Gathering of Eagles

Age of Hooper has several blogposts with photos that highlight the stark contrast between the vulgar-language-laden, anti-war zealots and the Gathering of Eagles.

Check out Hot Air and be sure to read the comments and click on the links.

Update at 5:32 p.m. PT: A roundup of blogs about "The Gathering of Eagles" via The Right Nation:

Round-Up: Michelle Malkin, Gathering of Eagles, Free Republic, Gateway Pundit, Riehl World View, Milblogs, The Belmont Club, Old War Dogs, This ain't Hell, Hot Air, Lifelike Pundits, Blackfive, Slapstick Politics, Flopping Aces, Wake up America, Wizbang, Little Green Footballs, Sweetness & Light, Gateway Pundit, Gates of Vienna, Blogmeister USA, Mary Katharine Ham, JammieWearingFool, Flopping Aces, Snooper, 7.62mm Justice, The Redhunter, A Soldier's Mind, Bookworm Room, Mike's America.

Isaiah 40:31 -
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.


Song lyrics dedicated to our brave troops and all our veterans:

"Wind Beneath My Wings"
by Bette Midler

Ohhhh, oh, oh, oh, ohhh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
With love and gratitude...

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