This release has been posted onlinePRO-TROOP TOUR TO MAKE 20+ STOPS ACROSS NATION NEXT WEEK:
From San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Includes Stop at 9/11 Crash Site in Shanksville, PA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 15, 2005
CONTACT: Robert Dixon
(SACRAMENTO) - The national organization that supports our troops and the war against terrorism, Move America Forward.org
, has announced a national pro-troop bus tour that will stop in more than 20 U.S. cities beginning next Monday, September 19th. Move America Forward and Marine Mom Deborah Johns (founder of Northern California Marine Moms) will launch a cross-country bus tour, including stops for patriotic pro-troop rallies beginning in San Francisco,California on Monday, September 19th.
From there the tour will cross the nation rallying supporters of U.S. Troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Sunday, September 25th the bus tour will arrive in Washington, D.C., culminating in a giant pro-troop rally held in conjunction with a coalition of groups including Free Republic, RightMarch and Protest Warrior.
The "Support The Troops And Their Mission" bus tour is currently planning rallies in over 20 U.S. cities including:
San Francisco, California; Vacaville, California; Sacramento,California; Reno Nevada; Elko, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; Cheyenne,Wyoming; Fort Collins, Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska;Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Rockford, Illinois; Chicago,Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio;Columbus, Ohio; Wheeling, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;Shanksville, Pennsylvania (site of Flight 93 crash in 9/11); Baltimore,Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
An itinerary of the tour & rallies is being continuously updated at:MoveAmericaForward.org
"To those misguided individuals who are trying to undermine the mission our troops are serving in, let us make our message loud and clear: we will travel to any place at any time to rally together the American public to oppose your defeatist, anti-military agenda," said MelanieMorgan, Chair of Move America Forward.
"We will not sit back and let the 'Blame America First' crowd try to turn this generation into a hybrid of the Vietnam protest era. Never again will our nation turn its back on our troops or their mission."
"Most importantly, we will never send a message to the terrorists that we are prepared to cut and run. The United States will never surrender to the terrorists, and they should understand full well that those shrieking voices coming from the radical left do not speak for the majority of Americans," Morgan concluded.
At each stop, Move America Forward will invite members of the community to come out and sign "We Support Our Troops" sheet-banners. Individuals can also include a personal message to our troops serving in Iraq & Afghanistan.
At the conclusion of the national tour and Washington, D.C. rally, Move America Forward will then send the sheets to the troops serving in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Move America Forward will also air television ads nationwide on cable news networks to promote awareness of the bus tour and attendance ateach of the stops and associated rallies.