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dedicated to the Support of Our Troops!
Bless Our Soldiers
Thanks to Mike of Eagles Up!
of Post Cards for Soldiers
To Senator Schumer 10/01/07
Special Thanks sent to
the Chicago Police Department!
Note: scroll to
bottom of page to see letter of thanks that went out to the Chicago
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Veterans Day with a Public Ceremony at Soldier Field.
Daley with Patriot Guard
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After Action Report
Support our Troops Rally Came
to the Heartland!
October 27, 2007 - We were
about 40 strong and they were about 3,000 strong. However, the
local TV stations gave us excellent coverage. All the local
media gave our gallant and proud Patriots as much coverage as they
gave the misguided "miscreants". Some of them even thanked us
for coming out and said we could call them in the future when we
rally! Special thanks to Tera with Fox news and Antoinne with
The Chicago Police were
extremely supportive and lots of them thanked us for coming out.
They totally surrounded us and those on the horses were not facing us,
they were lined up on Dearborn Street facing the demonstrators.
I am so proud of what we
accomplished and the one thing I had hoped for occurred. As this
is my Son's hometown where these people chose to demonstrate, I wanted
more than anything for my brave warrior over in Afghanistan to
see his mother out there with her sign declaring pride in his service.
Well, I am happy to report my Sign was all over the TV and my Son has
seen my sign! He thanked all of us for coming out and supporting
our Soldiers! He also had a colorful response to the young man
carrying the sign F---
the war pigs, but I will leave to your imagination what that was.
Thank You to the
Minutemen, Gathering of Eagles, Eagles Up and Each and Every Patriot
who came out and stood with us on Saturday! Thanks to Move
America Forward and Families United for your moral support! We may
have been small, but we stood with mighty hearts in support of our
troops and their mission! Size doesn't matter here, our message
does! Everyone agreed we will continue to Step Up Stand Up and
Stick Up For Our Soldiers!! Thank you with all my heart to all
One last note, as we were
leaving, driving in our car, we witnessed 4 young anti-war protestors
throwing their signs away in the garbage can (the Poor Chicago
Sanitation Dept!) They saw us watching them and they starting
pulling their signs back out of the trash! We took our signs
home because we are committed to our Soldiers and their mission and we
intend to use them again and, Nobody bought our signs, we paid
for them ourselves!
The Very Proud Mother of Active 82nd Airborne Soldier
Founder, The Band of Mothers
News coverage excerpts from
ABC Channel 7 - Chicago:
...A small but vocal group gathered across from the main
demonstration. The group included some parents of those who have served.
They said it is impossible to support the troops while protesting the war.
"I think they're misguided
people. I think they're confused. I'm not confused. I'm clear on why I'm
here. I'm here to support my son, and I support his mission," said Beverly
Perlson, whose son is serving in Afghanistan.
Chicago Tribune Website:
...Counter-protester Beverly Perlson, 50, of
Oak Lawn, said her son was on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan with
the 82nd Airborne Division.
"I'm proud of my son's service," she said. "Just in case he sees this on
TV, I want him to know that we still love him and support him."
Miscellaneous pictures from Support the Troops Rally
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Founder of The Band Of Mothers
"I am proud of my son's service. Thanks 82nd Airborne!"
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Founder of The Band of Mothers
Support our Troops Rally with younger son Mike.
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Beverly Perlson's younger son.
Mike and friends showing their
support of our Soldiers at rally.
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for larger view)
Special Thanks sent to the
Chicago Police Department:
30 October 2007
Dana V. Stark
3510 S Michigan Avenue
Dear Mr. Stark:
I wanted to take this
opportunity to tell you what an absolute wonderful, kind and helpful
Officer you have in Officer Anderson. As my Son serves his 4th
deployment in Afghanistan, I was upset and alarmed when I heard a large
number of anti-war protestors were coming to my Son’s hometown to
demonstrate. I wanted to be able to stand where these miscreants
could see me with a sign that said, “I am Proud of My Son’s Service.
Thank you 82nd Airborne!”
Thanks to the
helpfulness and courteous direction of Officer Anderson, I was able to do
that. He enabled myself and other Patriots to Step Up Stand Up and
Stick Up For Our Soldiers and we did so Proudly. There may not have
been many of us, but size has no matter here, our message does!
We all are so very
appreciative of Officer Anderson’s efforts, along with the Chicago Police
Force, on behalf of our Soldiers. My Son in Afghanistan asked me to
thank you too, as he saw his mother’s sign and he saw Chicago Patriots
alongside her! He thought you looked pretty tough on those horses
too! If this mother can every do anything for the Chicago Police
Department, you be sure and let me know.
With a Proud and
The Very Proud Mother
Active 82nd Airborne
Founder, The Band of
cc: Officer Charles Anderson