Posted: 10 May 2007 09:25 AM CDT
Permits have been approved for the New London Rally, where the Eagles will gather to welcome the families of the graduating Coast Guard academy cadets on May 23, 2007.In addition to our support of these families and graduating cadets, we will be welcoming the President of the United States as he addresses the graduating class.
Normally this would be a private event that we would welcome with silent respect. However, this event is already marred by the planned attendance of a radical left wing group known as A.N.S.W.E.R. We believe that this left wing group's presence is an insult to the honor due these graduates and is a personal insult to our President.
The Gathering of Eagles has will rally at 3 locations noted on the attached map.
1. Our first location would be the Academy exit off rte 32 south, at the intersection of Williams Street. We will be facing the families and all visitors to the area as they exit this area and proceed to the Academy entrance.
2. Our second location is on Mohegan Ave, directly across from the Academy entrance. A.N.S.W.E.R. has already secured a permit to be on the same side of the street as the entrance to the Academy. Our position would make us visible to the Families and visitors to the Academy as we set up directly across the street from the entrance. A.N.S.W.E.R. not only has a permit for the area between Williams Street and the entrance, but also on the north side of the entrance. Our location will have a presence directly across from the entrance and both sides of the gate.
3. Our third location is the northern gate entrance to the Academy at the corner of Rte 32 and Deshon Ave. Our permit requested the east and west side of Rte 32 at this corner. Deshon Ave only exits to the east side, but any vehicles exiting rte 32 south onto Deshon Ave will see us. The area on rte 32, on the west side, will be our most visible location for the families to see us as they enter. A.N.S.W.E.R does not have a permit for this location.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Signs for the Coast Guard Academy are clearly marked on Route 95 North (exit 82A) and Route 95 South (exit 83) as well as from Route 395 From 395 South (Exit 78 towards CT-32/New London.)
If you use MapQuest directions, the address is 31 Mohegan Ave, New London CT.
Parking is allowed on Williams Street, West of the Coast Guard Academy, as indicated on the map. Parking will also be allowed at Connecticut College. The entrance is on Williams street, 1/2 mile west of the rally area. Marshals will be on site to direct you to the parking area.
PARKING & MEET-UP INFO Rally Areas
Program for May 26,2007
Posted: 09 May 2007 10:22 PM CDT
Uploaded below is the Program for The Rolling Thunder, Inc./GOE II event on May 26, 2007.
West Point Invitation
Posted: 09 May 2007 09:39 PM CDT
The West Point Invitation has been uploaded. Please view it for information regarding the meet-up.
GOE II Hotel Information
Posted: 09 May 2007 07:05 PM CDT
Comfort Inn Ballston
1211 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Toll Free: (800) 787-6589
Gathering of Eagles (Group # 2915)
Rooms are $95.00 / night (+ tax)
This includes, free parking, free high speed intranet and free breakfast.
Newly renovated and under new management. Call hotel directly for this special rate.