Defend Our Marines
News * 1 July 2007
Ride & Rally for the Haditha Marines:
After Action Report
Leaving Seattle, June 23
Sacramento, June 26
Camp Pendleton, June 28
response to the
ride and rally was phenomenal.
In many places, at many times between June 23rd and the 28th, people
made standing up for the Marines their priority.
this from the mouths of the supporters.
parents of a Marine who saw us off in Seattle said, "Should we go to
support them or not? It's over 50 miles from our house and early in the morning on
Saturday. But it's the PRIORITY."
These Marine parents drove 50 miles to give Don Dinsmore a send-off on
June 23 for his I-5 corridor ride (see map below)
the 1,422-mile route, those who
realized the significance of the ride treated their participation, no
matter how insignificant they felt their part was, as a PRIORITY.
the news media and yet the Priority thinkers contacted them and
encouraged the media to cover this Priority event. Reporters from the
North County Times,
San Diego Union-Tribune,
NBC San Diego were there because you called or e-mailed and told
them to be there.
The press talks to Don at the gates of Pendleton, June 28
and the Priority thinkers followed the ride from all over the country
on Priority thinkers' web sites:
Defend Our Marines.
Priority thinkers didn't politically bicker about who was being
supported. They just supported the Marines and our Nation, as it
should be run. And Marines came out to the main gate at Pendleton and
saw that we were there.
Marines listen to a speech as the press takes notes.
motorists waved and stopped to talk when they saw our flags and signs
all along the I-5 corridor. I passed out flyers at every rest stop and
spoke to total strangers who asked me about the Marines. We collected
many envelopes filled with cash that will be delivered to the
Military Combat Defense Fund--a fund that so far has raised
$80,000 for Marines who could be deprived of their freedom by the same
government who sent them to war.
Riders and supporters (including Gold Star Marine dad, Mike
Anderson) in Stockton, California give contributions to
the defense fund.
Another check in the mail
to the SSgt. Frank Wuterich Fund.
Don stops to "meet and
Renegade Classics in Bakersfield, June 27
a small insignificant motorcycle ride turned some heads and shook some
constitutions because of you who saw it as a priority.
Supporters of the 3/5 and 3/1 Marines stood together.
A 3/1 mom takes part at the rally.
"I AM NOT GUILTY! DON'T LEAVE ME BEHIND!"
who lent their support for the Ride and Rally, in so many ways, thank you.
who haven't yet joined this cause, please join up now. Make this a
priority before it's too late.
Marine in this picture has one thing on his mind, protecting us. And
he is one insignificant Marine...Yeah right! You are one insignificant
Citizen...Yeah right! Priority! Priority!
Capt. Jeffrey Dinsmore, 3/1 Marines, currently deployed in Iraq
This was one event. Much more needs to be done.
Organize a ride of your own. We'll put our support behind you
in any way we can.
Make a donation to help the
accused get the defense they deserve.
How about giving a nickel for every mile I rode? Write out a check for $71.10
and put it in the mail today. Make this a priority!
donation counts, every dollar counts. Just read
the appeal from LCpl. Stephen Tatum's parents and see what these
honest, hard-working people are up against.
e-mails, make phone calls, to talk shows and news programs.
Justin Sharratt was all but fully exonerated at the end of his
hearing. When tested in a hearing, the story as reported by Time
magazine and Congressman Murtha was proven to be false. Why is
there nothing but stone-cold silence from the media? Where are the
likes of Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly on this story?
media know our defenders are a priority to you.
Defend Our Marines