Military Retirees from WW II, Korea & Vietnam March for their PROMISED Health benefits.


12 February 2003


The following photo's were taken before and during the march. So all who attended, and those who could not attend, can see the effort put forth by many who really had to "stretch" to finish the march... but Finish they DID! Congratulations to all those who came, who marched and participated in this event! If you see your picture here and you'd like a copy, just right click on any of the pictures and save it to your desktop! If that does not work for you, send me an email at usn@daveylee.net and I will e-mail you a copy of the photos you desire.

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The order of the photos is:

Preparation for the March at Union Station and TROA
Marching to the Supreme Court
The people, signs, activities, etc. at the Supreme Court
Marching on to the Capitol
Closing words near the Reflecting Pool
and The return to Union Station.

Preparation for the March at Union Station

Col.
Col. Bud Day speaks to the group assembled at Union Station

The parade banner!
The parade banner!

Groups gather with their signs.
Groups gather with their signs.

More marchers prepare to leave Union Station.
More marchers prepare to leave Union Station.

And more marchers prepare...
And more marchers prepare...

There were really a lot of folks here!
There were really a lot of Retirees here!

Getting that last minute rest before the march.
Getting that last minute rest before the march.



Preparation for the March at The Retired Officers Association (TROA)Photos courtesy Charlie Revie (*CR*)
The group awaits the speakers.
The group awaits the speakers.

Col. Day speaks to those assembled.
Col. Day speaks to those assembled.

Arizona Senator John McCain speaks to the group.
Arizona Senator John McCain speaks to the group.

Col. Day, his district Representatives and ... listen to Senator McCain speak.
Col. Day, his district Rep's, Florida Congressmen Miller and Foley and
Maj.Gen. Murray of NAUS listen to Senator McCain speak.



Marching to the Supreme Court
Starting the March from Union Station.
Starting the March from Union Station.

Marchers pour out of Union Station
Marchers pour out of Union Station

Other interesting signs were seen!
Other interesting signs were displayed!

What a great, well behaved group!
What a great, well behaved group!

More of the crowd.
More of the well behaved crowd.

Here, we're coming up on the ROA, where we met more marchers.
Here, we're coming up on the ROA, where we met more marchers.

Onward to the Supreme Court!
Onward to the Supreme Court!



The people, signs, activities, etc. at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court building
The Supreme Court building

We arrive at the Supreme Court steps.
We arrive at the Supreme Court steps.

We carried and waved signs!
We carried and waved signs!

The group, viewed from the steps of the Supreme Court.
The group, viewed from the steps of the Supreme Court. *CR*

The group assembled in front of the Supreme Court
A shot of the very well behaved crowd in front of the Supreme Court Building. When we showed up there was one female guard ... when we left there must have been twenty guards formed across the first line of steps next to the street. We had quite a few in wheel chairs and battery powered scooters ... several were toting their O2 bottles with them. Just about anybody you introduced yourself to was a name you have been seeing for so long on the internet. *CR*

Carrying signs in front of the Supreme Court.
Carrying signs in front of the Supreme Court.

The  sign on the side reads: The Government Answer to healthcare for Retired Military Veterans.
The Government Answer to healthcare for Retired Military Veterans.

These ladies were part of the Promised Emergency Medical Team. At least that Promise was kept!
These ladies are part of the Promised Emergency Medical Team.

CORMV's Rolling Billboard
CORMV's Rolling Billboard *CR*

Here are the folks from Florida!
Here are the folks from Florida!

More sign wavers move in!
More sign wavers move in!

Many of our warriors showed up in their wheelchairs.
Many of our warriors, like Ed Lawton, came in wheelchairs.

The crowd continued to grow!
The crowd continued to grow!

Colors flying everywhere!
Colors flying everywhere!

This picture gives New Meaning to the term: Heavy Metal.
This photo gives New Meaning to the term: Heavy Metal.

These warriors from Richmond, VA salute as Taps was played from the Hearse.
Warriors salute as Taps is played from the Hearse.

This march was not just a GUY thing... Thanks Ladies.
This march was not just a GUY thing... Thanks Ladies.

In front of the Supreme Court building.
In front of the Supreme Court building.

The MRGRG was well represented, especially by Charlie Revie and his hat!
The MRGRG was well represented, especially by Charlie Revie and his hat!

This scooter is a rental that this retiree arranged to have waiting for him when he arrived!
This scooter is a rental that this retiree arranged to have waiting for him when he arrived!

Col. Day poses for the press, and us!
Col. Day poses for the press, and us!

Olan Payne (l) and Charlie Revie (r)
Olan Payne (L) and Charlie Revie (R)

More posing for the camera by the Colonel.
More posing for the camera by the Colonel.

The Colonel and his entourage.
The Colonel and MG Murray of NAUS (on the right).

This is where our Government wants YOU!
This is where our Government wants YOU!

Think Again! Share that thought with the youth of the nation...
Think Again! Share that thought with the youth of the nation...



Onward to the Capitol
Marching in front of the Library of Congress
Marching in front of the Library of Congress, on our way to the Reflecting Pool. *CR*

Notice we picked up a Police escort along the way
Notice we picked up a Police escort along the way. *CR*

Onward to the capitol and the Reflecting Pool
Onward to the capitol and the Reflecting Pool *CR*

We walk past the Capitol on our way to the Reflecting Pool
We walk past the Capitol on our way to the Reflecting Pool

The flag on top of the Capitol building gives you an idea of how windy it was!
The flag on top of the Capitol building gives you an idea of how windy it was!

The Colors move smartly by!
The Colors move smartly by, carried by Chief Richard Shick, USN Retired. *CR*

The sidewalks were MOSTLY clear of snow so we could walk easily.
The sidewalks were MOSTLY clear of snow so we could walk easily.



Gathered at the Reflecting Pool
What a great crowd!
What a great crowd!

The assembled group in front of the Capitol, at the Reflecting Pool.
The assembled group in front of the Capitol, at the Reflecting Pool. *CR*

The crowd gathers to hear Col. Day speak
The crowd gathers to hear Col. Day speak

Marchers continue arriving at the Reflecting Pool.
Marchers continue arriving at the Reflecting Pool. *CR*



Col. "Bud" Day speaks to the group
Col. Day in front of the Capitol.
Congressman Miller, Col. Day, Maj.Gen. Murray of NAUS
and the marchers in front of the Capitol.

Col. Day Speaks to the crowd.
Col. Day Speaks to the crowd. Notice that Congressman Miller
managed to find time to be with us ALL THE WAY!

Ulyesses S Grant oversaw the end of the walk.
Ulyesses S Grant oversaw the end of the walk. *CR*

The crowd presses in to hear Col. Day's comments.
The crowd presses in to hear Col. Day's comments.

What a tenatious and determined assembly!
What a tenatious and determined assembly! *CR*



We head back to Union Station
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Here the crowd begins the return to Union Station.


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