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03/21/03

Rally for America

What can we do to support friends, family and our country? Nearly 1,000 folks braved the weather with the answer at the Savannah Civic Center yesterday. Pro-America spirit kicked off the Rally for America and stayed strong all the way through.

"My husband is deployed right now so we thought we'd support the troops," attendee Casey Northcutt said.

Husbands, wives, and kids were in attendance.

My dad's name is Paul Stein," young Cody Stein told us. "He's an army guy and a great pilot."

Moms and dads of troops and loyal citizens came to listen to their favorite American tunes and show their colors.

"My husband and I are just being patriotic and coming out to support the troops," Sissy Sullivan said.

The Sullivans shared that patriotic spirit by handing out hundreds of car flags for everyone at the rally to wave proudly. It was a great opportunity for people to come out and show their patriotism, but it seemed to mean the most to those who have loved ones overseas. Many Army wives say they needed to be a part of this after seeing so many protesters.

"I just wanted to hear people support the troops," Northcutt said.

Which was easy to hear, through chants of "USA, USA, USA," and sing-alongs which you could hear over the music on the loud speakers.

"It makes me feel good," said Northcutt. "It makes me feel very very proud of our soldiers."

A night filled with patriotism ended with a candlelight vigil to remember those fighting for our freedom overseas. It left folks feeling good, feeling confident, but most importantly proud to be Americans. People from Fort Stewart in Hinesville all the way up to the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort drove to Savannah to show their support for our troops.

Reported by: Holly Bristow, hbristow@wtoc.com

 

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