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'PACKMAN'
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This just came off the local news in southern Illinois...enough to frost anyone even in mid-July....

Lance Corporal Kyle Price from Woodlawn, Illinois was killed last week in Iraq. His funeral is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn at Woodlawn Christian Church.

Woodlawn is located just south of I-64 near Mt. Vernon, Illinois (southern Illinois).

A radical 'religious' group from Kansas is coming to protest the funeral. This group has protested other fallen servicemen's funerals in Illinois. Local law enforcement intend to 'quarantine' the protestors.

This is late notice....but it is a call for as many as possible to attend in support of this community, family, and friends for the loss of their hero.

Not sure how best to get the word out, but thought this would be one way.
 

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The word is out!

Franksam, Patriot Guard Riders are already on it. You can see the details here. http://www.patriotguard.org/Forums/tabid/61/forumid/11/postid/12734/view/topic/Default.aspx If you haven't already heard of this group it's mission is to honor our fallen heroes(military, police, fire and all others who give their lives for another) by showing up at the funeral and paying respect and just running interference for the family in cases where nutjobs like Westboro Baptist Church attempt to disrupt the services. A truly worthwhile organization.

Joe
 

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'PACKMAN'
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Patriot Guards

Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of the group. Even though I'm not a veteran, my family roots go way back with military service. It's good to know there are others fed up with this kind of nonsense. We've tried to really get the word out down here, and all three news channels covered this issue last night. In all their interviews with local citizens, sheriffs, and other law enforcement, there was not one word of support listed for this group of protestors.
 

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Please let us know how things turn out!!!!!! I cant beleive the nerve of some people to try something like that, unless it was at the request of the soldiers family. Which I really doubt. I get pissed when I go through town and see the protesters in town I cant imagine at a fallen souldiers funeral !!!!
God Bless him and his family and God Bless our troops !!!!! {salute(
 

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Supporting our troops

Unfortunately, my schedule at work won't allow me to attend the funeral service and ride for Lance Corporal Kyle Pierce. But from reviewing the Patriot Guard Riders website, there should be an outstanding turnout. Many from St. Louis, Chicago, and Kentucky were planning to attend.

I'll look for info in the paper tomorrow...and then send an update.

God Bless America and the troops and their families that have sacrificed and are sacrificing to give us our freedoms.

By the way, Christ's teachings are about love. Specifically the Bible states that God is love. The groups protesting these funerals in the name of "religion" sure don't practice the love of Christ that I know. Unfortunately, their mis-representation of 'religion' is grabbed by the media and causes a very unfortunate presentation of what we really represent.

P.S. Today I joined Patriot Guard Riders, too.
 

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We had the same thing happen here in Amarillo last year. The Kansas bunch had a gathering at one of the local parks the night before to muster support for their protest the next day. 4 or 5 of the local motorcycle clubs showed up wearing their colors along with numerous others. Maybe 200-250 showed up and stood among the 10-12 local residents that came out. I happen to recognize one of the locals and talked to her afterward. She ask if we were all going to be at the funeral tomorrow. I answered affirmative but we were all going to pay our respects and nothing else.

Needless to say the next day we all went to the funeral home about an hour early and gathered in front of the home. None of the Kansas bunch showed up and neither did the young lady I visited with.

We paid our respect to the brave young man that gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. AND for the Kansas bunch and their right to protest.

o~\o
 

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These are the freakin' psychos right here: http://www.godhatesfags.com/main/index.html

They were at the funeral for the miners that died recently too. There are pictures of signs saying the miners are going to hell or something like that.

These are about some of the sickest, twisted fukks I've ever seen.
 

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which side?

Texan,
You mentioned that there was a rather large gathering of clubs, people, etc. I am assuming that they showed up to show their support and respect for the soldiers and not join hands with the protesters, right?

If anybody does a little research, you will quickly find that the protesting group hates just about everyone that is not a part of their organization. You are either with them, a ***, or a *** enabler.


I think they are the =devil= =devil= =devil=
 

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Texan said:
We had the same thing happen here in Amarillo last year. The Kansas bunch had a gathering at one of the local parks the night before to muster support for their protest the next day. 4 or 5 of the local motorcycle clubs showed up wearing their colors along with numerous others. Maybe 200-250 showed up and stood among the 10-12 local residents that came out. I happen to recognize one of the locals and talked to her afterward. She ask if we were all going to be at the funeral tomorrow. I answered affirmative but we were all going to pay our respects and nothing else.

Needless to say the next day we all went to the funeral home about an hour early and gathered in front of the home. None of the Kansas bunch showed up and neither did the young lady I visited with.

We paid our respect to the brave young man that gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. AND for the Kansas bunch and their right to protest.

o~\o
Good Report Texan, for the life of me I dont understand those people. To me our military men and women deserve our utmost respect and honor. And for a fallen hero there just isnt enough words. "Dignity"
 

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Texan,
You mentioned that there was a rather large gathering of clubs, people, etc. I am assuming that they showed up to show their support and respect for the soldiers and not join hands with the protesters, right?

If anybody does a little research, you will quickly find that the protesting group hates just about everyone that is not a part of their organization. You are either with them, a ***, or a *** enabler.


I think they are the =devil= =devil= =devil=
I will assure you we all showed up to show our resprect to a fallen hero, to a brother in arms.

Also showed up to support his family members and to make sure their celebration of their sons life was not disturbed by ANYBODY!!! and I do mean ANYBODY!!

o~\o
 

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That's what I figured Texan, I didn't think we had any true hate mongers here. I just wasn't positive due to the text.
They have included bikers as part of their hatred, likely due to the fact that the PGR is mainly people on motorcycles (although not necessary). I have seen some signs that said "Biker ***" with a stupid picture below it.

They'll get their's one day.
 

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great turnout

I wasn't able to attend, but a few CMA brothers went. They said there were about 150 bikes altogether along with all the cages. GREAT TURNOUT !!! Lots of news media sending a very positive message about the hero and his family and friends. Only a few protestors showed up.

It's good to know that so many supported this family and community.
 

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I rode over. We had a good turn out, the "protesters" didn't! There were 7 of them most of whom looked to be high school kids. Can't believe the hate they are being taught.

Kyle's father came over and thanked us for being there.
 

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Ironically, the hatemongers at The Westboro Baptist Church call these protests "Love Crusades." These people are beyond crazy.
 

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On a GOOD NOTE,

I had the privlege of meeting a Marine, who has done three tours in Iraq. I shook his hand, and thanked him for his service. {salute(

An outstanding young man.
 

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The PGR is a great organization, and I am proud to be a new member. last week I had my first "mission" and met some good patriots there.
I hope and pray that we are never needed again, but if so, I will be there to show my respect for our fallen hero.
 
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