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LowCountry ralliers rode the red-eye special from Summerville into DC, leaving Friday night at 8:30 (or so) and arriving in DC at 8:30 (or so). Kendra (above, with Art) made a special banner for the back of the bus so that all the other ralliers who passed us (and there were a LOT of them) would know who we were. Charleston Tea Party sent 6 buses.
Dana, Sue and Harold in front of the Washington Monument. In an hour, the grass would be covered with lawn chairs and ralliers. We met people from Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Atlanta, Massachusetts (surprised to find conservatives from there!) and many more.
The weather was perfect — humid, of course, but not too hot. The crowds were huge, but we never saw anyone get angry, heard a cussword or saw a bit of litter left behind.
Back on the bus and headed for home, members got reacquainted, told non-members about the 9/12 Project and what we are hoping to achieve, and had a great time.
There were only 2 signs, and they were both so ridiculous that people simply laughed at them when they came through the crowds. The crowd at this rally had far more people in their 20s, 30s and 40s than ever before; EVERYONE gets it now.
And last but not least, our favorite part of the event (aside from food and the comradary we all enjoyed) was this gem of a van, which drove around and around.