Larry Bailey called in to report that there were approximately equal numbers of Eagles to protestors. The rally was well-attended by both the Patriot Guard and Rolling Thunder, and the Eagles had bullhorns in their designated area. Bailey says a fantastic time was had by all.
From Channel 14 News in Greensboro:
Hundreds protest war in Iraq
4/22/2007 12:23 PM
By: Stephanie Stilwell
GREENSBORO, NC -- Hundreds of protestors from all over North Carolina took the streets in downtown Greensboro to voice their opposition to the war in Iraq. It started with a march and ended with a nationally known activist speaking to the crowd.(Personal note: won't he be so PROUD of those beautiful little girls when they learn how to give the finger JUST LIKE DADDY?)
“My brother was a disabled American Vietnam vet and he died.. So it's kind of personal for me I don't want another family to go through what we did and watching him spend 30 years dying from the wounds that he emotionally received in Vietnam,” said protestor Renita Courts.
Organizers at the rally had a nationally known activist to help get their message across, Cindy Sheehan.
Those against Sheehan’s calls for the end of the war say, “I don't believe in what she is trying to say, Killing is not nice but it's either over there or here” said Dan Wyatt, an anti-protestor.
These counter protestors said they remember when radical protestors affected policy in the '60s. They said that's not something they want to see again.
Thanks to Yakfisher of Military Appreciation Day for the pictures found at photobucket .
Again, to Cindy Sheehan, I say you dishonor your son and his sacrifice for his country and for something he believed in. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Eagles, fly high, fly proud!
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man
[Update] -From GOE:
The Gathering of Eagles together with the Conservative Women’s Voice of UNC-Chapel Hill is proud to announce a pro-America event!
UNC and GOE will unite and Support our Troops, Support their mission, and Support the United States of America!
This event is NOT a counter-protest. This is our time to make our voices heard! This is our time to speak out, and let the world know that we are PROUD to be Americans, that we are PROUD of our military, that we are PROUD to live in the Land of the Free because of the Brave!
What the GOE along with Rolling Thunder and others did on March 17th was a spectacular beginning. We will show the world that we are here to stay! We will be the Silent Majority NO MORE!
WHEN: Saturday, April 28th, 2007
WHERE: Polk Place, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Come join us for live music and speakers, including Iraq war veterans and UNC students. Check back for more details on presenters and musician–coming soon!
Of course, the event is free and open to the public, so if you are in the area or plan to be, feel free to join us! We are still trying to raise money for the event as well. Please consider a contribution to the Gathering of Eagles, or directly to the Conservative Women’s Voice of UNC. For GoE contributions, see the sidebar on the right. For CWV contributions, contact Anthony Stevenson via CWV -at- unc -dot- edu.
Checks may be sent to Gathering of Eagles, Box 291; Chocowinity, NC 27817. They should be made payable to “GOE” and noted “For UNC Rally.”
Directions to UNC-CH can be found here:
http://www.unc.edu/visitors/directions.html Information on parking
will be here available here soon, so check back for updates.
Polk Place is located off South Road on campus, next to the Wilson Library. An interactive campus map can be found here:
The Eagles Will Soar–Again!