Military Mom Trixie Averill in the crowd.
Trixie Averill's signs says, "3 Tour Military Mom." Her son, Sgt. Marcus Averill, has been deployed to Iraq three times during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
She drove from Roanoke to Charlottesville on Friday to stand in solidarity with those who were supporting the troops in their counter-rally against anti-war Cindy Sheehan's appearance. She made a sign that said, "3 Tour Military Mom" and held it, along with a "Win the War" sign, facing the crowd.
Trixie Averill stood solidly and defiantly for over an hour in support of her son and all the military men and women and, though her son is currently stationed stateside, he is scheduled for a fourth deployment to Iraq.
God bless Marcus. God bless his mom. And God bless our military families who support their military members who fight to keep us free.
Update: Read the post from Flora McDonald of United Conservatives of Virginia who was also at the rally and gives the reader a different perspective.
Update: Gathering of Eagles has linked to this post. Check out comment # 83 under the write-up about Cindy Sheehan's appearance (or lack there of) in Charlotte.
Update: Red State has a follow-up post about the rally and a link to SWAC Girl.
Update: Josh Levy at Win-the-War blog has photos and write-up about the rally with a link to SWAC Girl.
Update: NBC-29 coverage of the rally.
Update: This Ain't Hell (but you can see it from here) blog linked to SWAC Girl.
Update: Carl Kilo at Spark It Up links to UCV and SWAC Girl's stories and photos from the rally.
Update: Hawaii Gathering of Eagles.
Photos by SWAC Girl