Arkansas, Gathering of Eagles
Yesterday I participated in the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women's Legislative Day in Little Rock. We dressed up in red and invaded the Capital Building. We sat in on committee meetings and the Senate Session. Bill Pritchard said that the bill which banned homosexuals from fostering or adopting children was going to be debated. (It was approved, BTW) At lunch a number of the legislators joined us, so it was nice to talk with those that sat at my table. I really enjoyed myself.
While Matt was bravely mixing with our local anti-war kooks, we ladies were on hand to welcome a caravan heading for Gathering of Eagles. This group from California arrived at the Capital at 8 AM and we welcomed them through the Capital with our flags waving. The flags were later given to them to take to Washington DC. The media was there and they did make the news
They proudly announced that in their caravan were a Gold-star and a Blue-star Mom. I noted that our Governor did not see fit to welcome them nor did any of the Democrat legislators. We did get a couple of the Republican representatives to show up. Apparently the Democrats don't support our troops.