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>Local woman works to Support our Troops


Well, to celebrate my fourth week out there at the Armory, I finally put my thoughts on paper. However, I had to cut a lot as most papers only print 400 words and this is a thousand. When it is so cold and windy out there, my thoughts go out to our brave men and women who experience this and worse on a daily basis. Just let me know if you find this in one of your local papers. Did anything come out from the reporter that was there that day?

Hope you are feeling well. Oh yeah, they no longer park in the Armory parking lot



Dear Editor;

On March 3rd, I had the high honor to be invited as a CERT member (Citizens Emergency Response Team) to help load donated food and personal supplies to supplement the daily needs of military families whose spouses have been deployed from our National Reservist Armory in Teaneck. This event, organized by two Hasbrouck Heights residents- Tim Moots and Tom Meli in conjunction with the VFW Post 4591 and many other local volunteer organizations, was able to deliver over 500 bags of food and supplies to the sacrificial families of our brave men and women.

While there, I was told by one of the volunteers that every Wednesday from 4-6pm protesters rally at the Teaneck Armory on Liberty and Teaneck Rd. I was so outraged. I thought “I have to go protect my troops”. That Wednesday, I took my big “Thank You” sign that I usually use for Memorial Day parades and went out there to say “Thank you!” for their service and that I support our troops.

Slowly, protesters gathered. They stood on the corner, clanging bells and screaming at passing cars, “Support our Troops! Bring them home NOW!” “No more body bags”, holding signs that read “No blood for oil” and “Abort Bush” and proudly counting the dead.

I stood about 25 feet away with my back to them and facing the Armory, holding my “Thank You!” sign over my head for 2 hours.

As I silently stood in the freezing cold, they heckled me, ridiculed me and my family, demanding to know if my daughters have enlisted, etc., and even used profanities at me (You dumb s@#t!) When I responded, “Well, that is a fine way for a ‘gentleman’ to address a lady” His response was “You

f@#*@#g a – – hole!” I was flabbergasted! This is advertised as a “peace” rally?? These were senior citizens looking like aging hippies. These are the people that Congressman Rothman and other elected officials listen to??? Some men held a banner reading “”. They were so cruel and hateful. Passengers leaving the buses look down, afraid they will be approached. I spoke with a lady who sounded like she was from Haiti or the Caribbean. She said that a woman from the group had shoved a paper in her face while she was waiting for her bus. The woman demanded to know if she knows what is going on in Iraq. When the lady timidly told her “no”, she said the protester cursed at her.

That day, a small old woman was waving a paper in my face demanding to know if I heard “what the generals were saying”. I tried to ignore her persistence and finally said, “I am sorry. I do not read propaganda”. She angrily stomped away hurling insults.

Here I am, an old woman, standing silently, supporting my troops, holding a “Thank You ” sign for the personnel and families coming in and out of the Armory to see, and these anti-Americans are cursing, threatening and harassing me. How do you think the children and mommies felt as they get out of their cars to go to the commissary, etc., while their brave husbands fight for our freedom, to hear the hatred spewing out of the mouths of these antagonists.

When a Reservist from the Armory came to politely request that they stay on the corner and off state-owned property they demanded to know “have you ever served!?”. When he flashed his card they demanded to know if he went to Iraq. He politely told them he had just returned. They shouted, “Well, go back!” They yell that want our ‘troops home now’ ??????

When 3 police cars came, these ‘peace activists’ verbally attacked them about their freedom of speech and screamed, demanding to know if these officers had served in the military. The police were so reserved, polite and professional, responding to complaints that they were creating a threatening environment. Isn’t this revealing their true intent to demoralize our troops and the American people?

Their actions and those politicians, such as Cong. Rothman, who support them are simply emboldening the terrorists and distributing doubt and hate through the media who blindly support these activists, holding a deaf ear to those who so support a war on terror being fought on distant shores. When I told a vet I would rather have them fight over there than here, he scoffed, saying, “they don’t have two nickels to come over here.” 9/11 anyone? There was so much more that happened. I am still in shock!

My experience going there every Wednesday dramatically exposes their intent. On the organizers’ website, which also organizes those other anti-war rallies in NYC, I found their national sponsors. Here’s a few:

Young Communist League (YCL) – Uptown Chapter, Democratic Socialists of America, Pagans for Peace, Punks For Peace, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) – NY, Cabbies Against Bush, Communist Party USA, Forum of Indian Leftists – NY, House of The Goddess (HotGoddess) Center for Pagan Wombyn, International Socialist Organization (ISO) – NYC, Palestine Activist Forum of NY, KickBush.

These are wolves in sheep’s clothing. I was crying half the time to know that my precious troops have suffered this abuse in silence.

As I was putting my signs away in my car, I felt fearful as of those men came to their car parked behind mine. I was ignoring them but was prepared for confrontation. They did not recognize me. One, who was wearing our precious flag over his nasty self like a cape, was told by his friend, “Nice flag”. The guy said “yeah, it is. I’m trying to find a good one I can burn”.

Now they taunt me by my first name. I can take it. It gives me more purpose and helps take a bite out of the wet and cold. I needed that.


24 thoughts on “>Local woman works to Support our Troops

  1. >Well, Linda, I’m sorry you had a bad experience with these particular protesters, but I want you to know that I — and lots more like me — support the United for Peace & Justice group. Those people you saw at the armory were jerks, but their basic intent was RIGHT and NECESSARY — the best support we can give our troops is to bring them home. Period.

  2. >Linda dont let these low life cowards bug you ,they are pathetic…

  3. >”RIGHT and NECESSARY” ,I will remind you that you said that when they come to saw your head off…

  4. >Your right Dan these losers would have nothing with out those men on the front lines …tell you what A hole bring them home from Bosina first …then we will talk business

  5. >Why is this on the blog again? This whole site is Republican propaganda.

  6. >”This whole site is Republican propaganda.” better than the commie crap you read everywhere else

  7. >this is new jerky ,I have to clue you in there are no republican in new jerkey…its a banna republic

  8. >I love these girlie men giving a chick a hard time …

  9. >these animals are just anti american they dont care about anything else

  10. >they are a bunch of chick sh*t al quada sympathizers

  11. >anti american professional protesters

  12. >They are wrong, for sure. But Bush is wrong too to keep our troops over there so long. They are in the middle of a civil war, and are getting killed every day. They are all brave men and women, and are all heroes, but i would rather have the heroes back home and safe than fighting a losing battle that isn’t really even ours at this point. What happened to going after Osama and al qaeda? Now we are going after insurgents that want their country back.

  13. >”May George Bush drink the blood of every man, woman, and child of Iraq!!”


  14. >They are in the middle of a civil war, and are getting killed every day. …you mean like Bosina ?

  15. >These are the same crackpots as the ones who park themselves outside the post office and harass postal patrons and passersby. One of these geniuses actually waved his hands in the air like a faith healer, imploring me to impeach “Hitler” and “The Great Satan”. I suppose he meant Bush and Cheney. Everyone is Hitler to these clowns except for the lunatic dictator ordering people thrown into wood chippers….

  16. >linda thank you very much for what you do it is nice to know that we have people like you. and ps to the men who gave you s,.t.if they like they can go over to that s,.t.hole and get them back.

  17. >These pieces of garbage support anyone who wants to take your rights away from these people women are property

  18. >Many of These groups mentioned are funded by international terrorist organizations, don’t befooled by there “anti war” pretext

  19. >Linda, don’t you have a job? Or do you spend all your time standing on street corners. If you want to support America, get a job and support the economy. Get real. George Bush is in La La Land, and has no touch with reality. If you stand on the corner and hold your sign, then you are no different than anyone else standing there, no matter what your sign says.

  20. >better to be in “la la land ” than coward land

  21. >Supporting our troops is a noble use of time, and has nothing to do with someone’s employment status, jackass. Did you ever think that maybe she’s retired and trying to do some good amidst all the liberal cowards belittling the efforts of our troops? Bravo Linda, keep up the good work.

  22. >yea Bush is in “La La land” but you live in the state with the highest taxes and the biggest deficit in the entire country

  23. >Linda… We’re proud of you. As for the gutless cowards who have never served or supported our Country? Shame on you. Protest the governments decision to send troops… thats your right in a democracy. But how can you not support the men and women who wear the uniform?

    You should be ashamed.

  24. >George Bush is my hero. God forgive the Democrats for what they do. Our 12 and 13 year-old sons will have to fight again in a few years because of these cowards and appeasers.

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