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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend!

If you can go, I would love to hear about it.

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2006
Contact: Kristen Schremp,
kristen@kaspublicity.com; 703.928.5527

"Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend"
Will Spread Message of Victory-Not Retreat-in the Global War on Terror

Washington, DC-Military supporters from around the country will gather in support for the Second Annual Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend in Washington, D.C. from September 22-23, 2006. The grassroots effort by military family members, veterans and other patriotic Americans will honor and celebrate the progress made by the men and women defending our nation in the Global War on Terror.

Events will begin on the morning of Friday, September 22 as supporters visit congressional offices to encourage congressional members to support America's efforts to defeat violent Islamic fascism in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. That evening, at 7 p.m. supporters will gather at the main gate to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., in a show of appreciation for the sacrifices made by wounded soldiers and their families to protect Americans from terrorism. The gathering that evening will mark the 75th consecutive Friday of the Walter Reed troop support gathering.

The Support the Troops and Their Mission Rally will be held on Saturday, September 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The speakers will feature Gold Star and Blue Star family members, as well as veterans and other notables. The theme of the rally will be victory in the Global War on Terror.

To date, confirmed speakers include:

o Larry Schweikart – co-author of Patriots History of the United States
o Mychal Massie - Project 21
o Richard August - father of Cpt Matthew J. August, KIA 1/27/04, Iraq
o Capt. Larry Bailey, USN Ret. – Vets for the Truth
o Ray and Becky Davis - Military Families Voice of Victory
o Diana Irey - Washington County Commissioner, Pennsylvania
o Nikki Mendicino - POW/MIA activist
o Kevin Martin - veteran, USN
o Eve Tidwell - God Bless Ft. Benning
o Frank Schaeffer – co-author of AWOL, author Faith of Our Sons-a Father's Wartime Diary

In the wake of the September 11th five-year anniversary, it is important that service men and women and their families are given the support, appreciation and gratitude they deserve.

The rally is organized by FreeRepublic.com, Military Families Voice of Victory and Protest Warrior.

Organizer of the weekend - Kristinn Taylor of FreeRepublic.com has two family members in the military who have served on the frontlines in the GWOT. Becky Davis of Military Families Voice of Victory, has three sons who have also served on the frontlines in the GWOT.

To schedule Kristinn Taylor or Becky Davis for an interview, please contact Kristen Schremp at Kristen@kaspublicity.com or 703.928.5527. For general information, please go to http://www.supportthetroopsweekend.org

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