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    Reading of the Fallen

    The Whatcom County group of Washington Open Carry are sponsoring an Event on 11 NOV 2012 in Bellingham from Noon to four pm.

    There will be a "Reading of the Fallen" on 11 NOV 2012 . The concept is to read the names of the Fallen, ALL the Fallen from the beginning of the Republic to the present day. The idea is to have six hundred “Reading” locations across the United States. Each location has about approximately 1,750 names, estimating eight names per minute which will take an estimated two and half to three hours per location. This is huge task, which has never been done before, but our fallen brothers and sisters’ sacrifice can never be forgotten. The Names will be read simultaneously throughout the Nation with a standardized starting time. This will be an historic event that helps honor today’s war veterans and all that came before us. I have been told that we will receive "State specific names" Washington's Own, in addition to others. If you would like to set up a "Reading" location, contact the "Fight Continues" site to sign up.

    The tentative location (I have a request in to the Mayor of bellingham) is in front of the City Hall. We would like to have as many Armed Citizens as possible to participate in, what could be a historic event. This is a link to the site of the U.S.Marine that got this started http://the-fight-continues.com/

    If you would like to be a "Reader", offer logistical support, or just be there to see it contact us at readingofthefallen@yahoo.com



    For those legal eagles, I do have permission to use OCDO in this venture. Thank you J.
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    Sunday the 11th sounds like a great day for a road trip. Wife, kids, and I will see about making the trip up to your neck of the woods.

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    Current flyer for the event.

    This can be shared. Any Volunteers please message me or SuddenVallyGunner at the email addy Thanks Mates, the Fallen need to be remembered.

    I cannot get the flyer to load. Request by email and I will send them.

    We have been contacted by City Parks Dept and have an area reserved for the Reading. It will follow the indoor ceremony conducted by the American Legion at eleven and ending at noon with Taps and a rifle volley outside the building. The Reading will commence shortly after Taps/rifle volley. We will be set up on the lawn across from City Hall, in front of the Giraffe.
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    I'm in John. And I have a copy of the file in my email box.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Count me in, too.

    I will read, ring, or police the garbage cans, whatever needs doing.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    Looks like its starting to gain steam. With other local groups.

    600 locations in United States this is the only one in Washington State.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Looks like its starting to gain steam. With other local groups.

    600 locations in United States this is the only one in Washington State.
    maybe one should be organized in Kitsap....

    how does one go about doing that? just get some people together and do it, or do i need to contact them and register?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    maybe one should be organized in Kitsap....

    how does one go about doing that? just get some people together and do it, or do i need to contact them and register?
    Or drive up here.....we wont bite.....very hard.....

    PM John Im sure he'd give you details on who to talk to and how to arrange this.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Or drive up here.....we wont bite.....very hard.....

    PM John Im sure he'd give you details on who to talk to and how to arrange this.
    I'd love to, but I'm not exactly rolling in cash, my sidekick gets 23 mpg on the highway, I'll probably need to take a ferry, so that's 20 dollars there, then maybe 20 dollars in gas, I doubt I'll have enough money to spare for that. I'm a really destitute college Stooooodent who can't spare the 40 dollars (at least)
    they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me

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    M&M, you have mail
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    I'll be there if a Kitsap one comes around, Bellingham is a bit far on my broke unemployed wallet. I do like Bellingham I wouldn't mind going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    I'd love to, but I'm not exactly rolling in cash, my sidekick gets 23 mpg on the highway, I'll probably need to take a ferry, so that's 20 dollars there, then maybe 20 dollars in gas, I doubt I'll have enough money to spare for that. I'm a really destitute college Stooooodent who can't spare the 40 dollars (at least)

    Tell ya what you make it up here I'll pitch in 20 bucks. And buy you a coffee.

    Anyone else in for the other half?

    Maybe you guys can get a car pool going.
    Last edited by sudden valley gunner; 10-30-2012 at 08:23 AM.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Tell ya what you make it up here I'll pitch in 20 bucks. And buy you a coffee.

    Anyone else in for the other half?

    Maybe you guys can get a car pool going.
    Quote Originally Posted by leitung View Post
    I'll be there if a Kitsap one comes around, Bellingham is a bit far on my broke unemployed wallet. I do like Bellingham I wouldn't mind going there.
    You know what, I just checked the calender, the event I normally attend is on the 12th this year, so I'm free sunday.

    Leitung, lets talk if we can pool resources in addition to SVGs offer we can definitely make it.

    and if we get more members from OCDO in the kitsap area interested I may be able to borrow my brothers 7-seat minivan to make the trek. I'll send a message to vitaeus and see if he and his clan are interested. if we all go in one car and spread the cost it will be easier on everyone...
    they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me

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    The names of the Fallen have been delivered. I have Troops from the following Counties:

    ADAMS, ASOTIN, BENTON, CHELAN, CLALLAM, CLARK, COLUMBIA, COWLITZ, DOUGLAS, FERRY, FRANKLIN, GARFIELD, GRANT, GRAYS HARBOUR, ISLAND, JEFFERSON, KING, KITSAP, KITTITAS, KLICKITAT, LEWIS, LINCOLN, MASON, OKANOGAN, PACIFIC, PEND OREILLE, PIERCE, SAN JUAN, SKAJIT, SNOHOMISH, SPOKANE, STEVENS, THURSTON, WAHKIAKUM, WALLA WALLA, WHATCOM, WHITMAN, YAKIMA.
    The List is about thirty six hundred. King County has a very heavy presence.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Leitung, lets talk if we can pool resources in addition to SVGs offer we can definitely make it.
    My problem is I am not sure about how my job is going to play out. I have an interview Thursday, and I could be training or working on that day. So I don't want to commit and then back out later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leitung View Post
    My problem is I am not sure about how my job is going to play out. I have an interview Thursday, and I could be training or working on that day. So I don't want to commit and then back out later.
    I understand. I don't need a commitment until a few days before the day. because if no one is available to carpool then i'll go the evil big government socialistic route and use Amtrak from Seattle... if I have to.

    just talk to me by election day and tell me what you think. if you're off that sunday on the 11th then just tell me at least 4 days or so before and we'll work somethin' out
    they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me

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    If you come to B'ham(the city of subdued excitement) by train, I will pick you up at the station.

    If anyone would like to conduct a Reading in their own County, contact me for your County's Fallen. It does not take much to do this. A location (city hall), a Reader( or two, or three), a bell, the National Colors. I can feed you everything we have to get you started.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by leitung View Post
    .....I don't want to commit........
    No worries,mate. Do not commit. Attend or not attend, it will go on. If you are here, we will celebrate your presence, but do not consider this a commitment.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    We still need volunteers to Read. If you want , you can read from your own counties List of Fallen. Please message and/or email or just show up.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Raises hand I'll read and help set up and what ever else,
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I made personal invitations to the Mayor, the new BPD Chief of Police, the Sheriff and all three libraries.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012...-veterans.html

    The Whatcom County contingent is mentioned as the sponsors.

    • "Reading of the Fallen" begins at noon at Lee Memorial Park, also known as the library lawn, across the street from Bellingham City Hall (210 Lottie St.). It is part of a national effort to read out loud the names of all veterans who have died in conflicts from the birth of the U.S. to the present. Each of the hundreds of reading locations across the country will have about 1,750 names to read.

    The local reading is being organized by Whatcom County Open Carry, which needs volunteers for the event. For more information and to volunteer, email readingofthefallen@yahoo.com.
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    Kgmi

    KGMI is announcing Washington Open Carry as the local sponsors of The Reading. Still looking for volunteers.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Two additional locations in Washington

    We have a splinter group. One in Moses Lake and one in Spokane in addition to Bellingham. If you wish to attend, see below. Volunteer to Read. Let people see you wearing a weapon.

    Spokane- 3708 E 57th Ave

    Moses Lake-8425 Aspi Blvd
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Ready for the reading.

    Okay, I know that most of the Whatcom County Open Carriers are attending the reading. I plan on being there by 11:00am to help set up, unless Sarge needs me there sooner. I will bring a couple of outdoor chairs. Sarge, call me in the morning if you read this before heading out. See you all there!
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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