Fight for Victory Tour” Pro-Troop Caravan
Launches Monday, September 3, 2007
Supporters of Operation Iraqi Freedom will conduct a nationwide caravan that will include 27 pro-troop rallies across America calling for continued support of U.S. troops based in Iraq. The “Fight for Victory Tour” will take place at a critical time, in the days leading up to General David Petraeus’ September 15th report to Congress on the progress of “the surge” of U.S. troops in Iraq.
The historic caravan will launch from Carson City, Nevada with a pro-troop rally at Mills Park on Monday, September 3rd at 9:00 AM.
The giant pro-troop push is part of an effort by the nation’s largest grassroots, pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org) which will lead thousands of supporters in a cross-country effort called the “FIGHT FOR VICTORY TOUR.” We are also asking the public to bring cards & letters that express appreciation and well-wishes for our troops who were injured in the war effort. We will be collecting these at the rally and bringing them to our wounded warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Leading the pro-troop caravan will be a mother whose son was the first Navy Seal to die while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Debbie Lee, and Deborah Johns, a mother whose son, U.S Marine William Johns, has served three tours of duty in Iraq,.
“If we precipitously withdraw from Iraq, we’ll be inviting our enemies to bring the fight to America again. We will have emboldened an enemy that seeks to destroy us and our way of life,” said Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson (USAF, Ret.) who serves as Vice Chairman of Move America Forward. Colonel Patterson was the top military aide to President Bill Clinton, carrying the famed “nuclear football.”
“Failure in Iraq cannot be an option on the table. Move America Forward is pledging to rally pro-troop Americans to stand up and declare that we will not prove Osama bin Laden right when he said that America is a ‘paper tiger.’ We’re going to persevere in the fight and win this war and welcome our troops home victorious, ” Colonel Patterson concluded.
More details on the upcoming effort can be found at: www.MoveAmericaForward.org