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Central Tour: Indianapolis, IN
September 5th, 2005
by Lietta Ruger, Military Families Speak Out
We pulled into Indianapolis and there was a large crowd of people waiting for us with signs expressing support. They applauded us, and embraced us – we were bowled over by how welcoming they were! There were people protesting – but we were able to turn that around. When they started singing God Bless America, we joined them! It also made our speeches more fiery and impassioned.
One of the things we carried from St. Louis was a gentleman who asked “is there anyone in this room that doesn’t support the troops? and no one raised their hand. That reinforces the fact that we are on a common page even with those who oppose us – that we all support the troops.
Kelissa Stanley, whose husband is active duty, said that we are on the “Bring Them Home NOW