i dont have a link for the 1st part posted, but feel it is a VERY IMPORTANT READ!
At the start of February, we were alerted by a few vets that the hard left, anti-American protesters organized around Cindy Sheehan, Jane Fonda, and their ilk planned to demonstrate in Washington on March 17, 2007, starting at the Vietnam War Memorial and marching on the Pentagon. Word spread via e-mail, and then by website.
Last time those barbarians marched not only did they protest, but they also vandalized the Capitol while the Capitol Police did virtually nothing. This time, they would do it to Our Wall. They will dishonor the memory of Our Fallen Brothers before beginning their trek to betray and dishonor Our Serving Sons. Forbid it Almighty God!! Even if no vandalism were to occur, to expropriate The Wall as a backdrop for such a protest would be a desecration. An obscenity. It would be like allowing the KKK to hold a national rally at the Lincoln Memorial – that would never be allowed to happen. And the aging hippies and traitors of the 1960s must not be allowed near The Wall memorializing those they betrayed.
Almost immediately veterans began to organize unofficially. Only a few at first, and not all aware of each other. By February second I learned that our own Zero Ponsdorf was going to go and defend The Wall and I signed on too. I learned that Larry Bailey, another honored friend would be there. By the beginning of last week I had tentative travel plans, and was in contact with another local vet who wanted to travel with me if he could get free. So we were now maybe several dozens. We few, we happy few.
click here for gathering of eagles website!
from that website...
Folks, we thought that “A Gathering of Eagles” would be a relatively modest undertaking, with maybe a couple thousand patriots gathering with the sole purpose of defending The Wall against the depredations of the America-hating A.N.S.W.E.R. crowd. Our focus was simply to send a message and protect our Wall.
Well, there’s good news! We are now looking at TENS OF THOUSANDS of Americans who will not only be guarding The Wall, but showing Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan that they will not control Washington, D.C. on March 17th.
The response to the announcement of our counter-protest has been nothing short of phenomenal. If you don’t believe us, just scroll through the website and look at “State Info” and “Volunteer Info” (under “Sections” on the right side of the homepage) and “Logistics” under “Article Topics,” which is just below “Sections.” In just two short weeks, we’ve had almost 105,000 hits to the website, with an outpouring of volunteers and help from all sides.