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April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009
Jacksonville, North Carolina

The NC Gathering of Eagles sponsored our second Operation to demonstrate support for and celebrate the American Military in Jacksonville, NC.
About a hundred people came to Jacksonville, from all over North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, New York, Jersey and Philly.


They spread out along Highway 17 waving American and Marine flags and holding signs proclaiming respect, admiration and gratitude to the men and women of the United States Military.

A Letter from the wife of a deployed Marine

I just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing day! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one around that supports our men and women in uniform and today definitely proved me wrong. It was such an amazing experience and I’m just glad to say that I was a part of it!
You guys have no idea how motivating it was for my husband to hear people cheering and cars honking in the background when he called today. It really lifted his spirits and he plans on sharing all of the photos that I took today with the guys at his camp.
But I just want you to know that you all are the best and I just wish there were more people in this country like you! I hope to see you guys again real soon!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

~Jillian View

And a letter from Jillian’s mom:

I just want to thank you for all you do for our Military, past and present. My daughter Jillian was absolutely thrilled to be a part of the rally today and honored to meet you. Participating in events like the one today gives her strength while her husband James is gone. It makes her feel like she is doing SOMETHING to honor those brave hearts while they sacrifice for all of us. We’re a very patriotic family with a lot of military history (Pearl Harbor and Bataan) and have emphasized in our child rearing the importance of supporting the Military and commitment to country.
The Gathering of Eagles is an amazing group of individuals that truly care about those serving this great nation, and this family sincerely appreciates your commitment.
Thanks again

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