Thursday, February 15, 2007


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..Major Announcement..

Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward []Wed 2/14/2007 9:26 PM

We have some exceptional news to report - read on for details...

As you already know, Move America Forward is about to launch a major advertising campaign to rally support for our troops in Iraq. We've told you for several weeks now that we were working to put together a grassroots component to support this effort - and now we have a major announcement to make.

We have learned that anti-war protestors have been desecrating war memorials and now in some isolated instances publicly denouncing/insulting returning Iraqi war veterans. On Saturday, March 17th, Cindy Sheehan, Jane Fonda and Ramsey Clark will lead a giant anti-war protest in Washington, D.C. - disgracing the war memorials there as they march to the Pentagon. A massive anti-war crowd is expected - March 17th is after all the 4th anniversary of the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Move America Forward [ ] is proud to announce that we will be fighting back against all this negativity and disrespect towards our troops with a positive and patriotic national effort titled: "THESE COLORS DON'T RUN".

MAF will lead a national caravan of vehicles and supporters from California across the nation to Washington, D.C. Heading up the caravan will be Gold Star Parents who lost a child in the war on terrorism, Blue Star Parents who have a son/daughter serving in the war effort, or veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

We are putting out the word to all Americans to join us for this national show of support for our troops - and at each stop along the way conducting a patriotic pro-troop rally where we will be collecting American flags from rally participants.

We are putting out the call for children in schools to make homemade flags to be brought to these rallies. We are asking for those who are good at knitting or sewing to make homemade flags. We are asking families to bring a flag that has sentimental value or a patriotic story behind it to these rallies. Or simply buy a flag, bring it to the rally so we can add it to the collection of flags heading for the big Washington, D.C. event!

At each rally we will collect the flags and pack them in the trucks in our caravan and then bring them to Washington, D.C. where we will surround these war memorials in a giant sea of red, white and blue - and where we will conduct our final and largest pro-troop rally in Washington, D.C. - on March 17, 2006 - opposite the major anti war protest.

When the rally is completed we will send each flag donated to the effort to a unit serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with a placard explaining the story behind the national effort that brought this flag of support from the United States, overseas to our troops serving in the war on terrorism.

This will be one of the most ambitious efforts we have ever undertaken at Move America Forward. We will need your support for this positive, uplifting and patriotic event.

In the coming days we will be reaching out to coordinate our efforts and offer support to such fine organizations as Free Republic, Vets for Truth and the "Gathering of Eagles " project and participating veterans groups to make sure that there is a vibrant and patriotic effort from coast to coast.

We will be posting our planned route and stops at the Move America Forward website:

Check your emails and the MAF website for more specifics on this national caravan and information on how you can join along in your own vehicle; we'll have additional information on our pro-troop rallies, and also helpful suggestions on how you can contribute a flag to this historic event.

Thank you as always for your support of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families - they need our backing now more than ever!


Melanie Morgan Chairman, Move America Forward

P.S. Forward this message on to others to help spread the word about this patriotic effort!

Move America Forward is a non-partisan, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting America’s efforts to defeat terrorism and supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Contributions are tax deductible.

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