Yesterday was a truly historic day. I'm pretty sure this is the first time ever that a counter-protest has outnumbered an anti-war protest in DC. With at most 10,000 people on the anti-war side, the Eagles easily matched and maybe even outnumbered them (most are saying doubled or possibly even triple in number and I would agree...reason it was hard to estimate our side was b/c Eagles were spread out everywhere protecting monuments and along the parade route). Even though the MSM failed to cover our side, it was very apparent to all who were there who was representing and who wasn't. If this is the best they can do on the 4 year anniversary of Iraq and 40 year anniversary of the huge Vietnam protest on the Mall, then Fonda and her ilk must be fuming.
It was funny b/c during their rally Skye heard them announce several times for the crowd to move in towards the stage. This was to try and make the camera shots of the crowd look big. Due to the small numbers and the big field they were in, it made the already small number look even smaller.
Here are other bloggers who were either on the ground or have done wrap up posts based on what they have found on their own about the event. They also have links on their sites as well to great reports on the day. Not an exhaustive list by any stretch but names that are familiar in the comments here.
Always on Watch
Now on to the fun. Below you will find several posts with pics of the day along with my running commentary. Enjoy =)