Reports from the Walter Reed Vigil
Appeal to Our Vets and Active Duty Soldiers Inside Walter Reed
The Walter Reed Vigil is a very discreet, dignified project taking place for two hours each Friday evening between 7 and 9 pm. We want those who have paid a terrific price for their country to be kept close to our hearts and minds. We don't call for you to be honored with parades and flags; others will do that. We are calling on the country to honor its veterans, active duty, reserves, and National Guard, with full benefits, commitment to long-term health care, and an economy that will provide good jobs, hopefully union jobs.
We understand from talking to some of those inside Walter Reed and other soldiers, the importance of the bonds you have with the comrades still in the field. You worry about them; you pray for them. So do we-that is why we want them home again. Whether you agree with that solution for the situation we are in-or not-we hope you can come to trust our sincerity. We try to prove it with the consistency of our little vigil outside the main gate of Walter Reed. You proved your commitment to your brothers and sisters in arms and to your country. We stand by the main gate each Friday evening for just those two hours as a commitment to you, that we will not forget you, and we don't want the rest of the country forgetting you either.
NOW TODAY, there are some who are so unsure of their own position that they feel they cannot tolerate even our small, short, weekly vigil. These people wave the American flag but they have lost the essence of what it means. They say God Bless The Troops but they don't understand what it is that you and your comrades fought for, are fighting for. Their goal is to silence us, and what will they do then?
HOW DID it come to this? That a small, humble vigil of ten people or so, should turn into such a storm? What are we saying that gets them so angry?
PLEASE HELP US. If you believe we have a right to our simple vigil, if you can trust us not to ever do any of our veterans harm, please join us some time between 7 and 9 pm any Friday evening. Show the world that you don't believe in the lies told about us, that you believe in our right to have our vigil for our soldiers. Some of us are mothers of soldiers. Some are veterans. Some of us are simply citizens who want to do a little thing for people who have done so much for them.
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