OYE the Freedom Walk
On September 11 the Department of Defense is sponsoring the "America Supports You Freedom March", which sounds slightly Chico Marx to my ears, in order to commemorate the September 11 attacks and, not incidentally, tie it to the war in Iraq.
I will be attending the walk and will be punctilious about following all the rules and regulations of the walk, whether or not they make a bit of sense. After all, it's already be made clear that people who actually exercise freedom on the Freedom Walk are subject to arrest.
I've already received my t-shirt which participants are obligated to wear during the march, as well as my cheap alloy souvenir dog tags, which I tipped off Atrios and the Liberal Avenger to.
However, after the walk, when people are filled with the warm glow of appreciation for our men and women in uniform, it seems like a perfect time to try to convince the more gung-ho to stop talking about supporting the troops and actually join them. That's what I'll be doing.
If you are in the area of the Mall after the walk, perhaps you, like me, would like to encourage people otherwise destined to bear the mark of the chickenhawk to join. If so, print out this flyer and distribute it freely, in case they wonder where the nearest recruiting office is.
Update 9/10/05: Final preparations made. Pamphlets ready. Hope to have some video if I return from my foray into the Republic of Wingnuttia.