Where Eagles Dare

At NRO James Robbins reports on Gathering of Eagles, a group of veterans returning to serve their country one more time by countering antiwar demonstrations. Robbins writes:

GOE started out as an event rather than an organization. Its members first gathered to counter the March 17, 2007, antiwar demonstration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The protest was organized by Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan, among others, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1967 march on Washington. It was believed that some of the protesters intended to deface the Wall. Around 30,000 Eagles attended, making this one of the only times that the counter demonstrators outnumbered the demonstrators, who mustered no more than 20,000. Afterwards many Eagles decided that this was an effort that needed to continue. They formally stood up the organization, with the stated mission to support the troops and their families; educate Americans on defense matters; and restore patriotism and spirit in the United States. And, true to the spirit of their founding, to take their message to the streets. Said [retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant] Larry [Hoffa],


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