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Pro-America Rally in Chicago

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 10:22 AM CT

The Assyrians are the indigenous people of Iraq.  Representatives of Chicagoland's Assyrian community rallied with the pro-American demonstrators to show their solidarity with the troops.  Many still have family members under Saddam Hussein's rule and each sends messages of thanks and praise to the American troops.

Chicago A large contingent of Pro-America demonstrators from the Chicagoland area showed up Saturday at Federal Plaza in Chicago to answer the over-publicized activities of anti-American protestors who've been staging organized disruptions since the war of liberation began in Iraq.

Chicago police officers were present in massive numbers to keep the groups separated and the rally for the troops went off without a hitch.

Some anti-American protestors wandered into the rally in an attempt to start trouble, but those in attendance knew what they were trying to accomplish and laughed at them.

"You've got some in that bunch who are hard core communist organizers," said one Vietnam veteran. "The rest are a bunch of dummies and misfits who think it's fashionable to be standing on that side of the fence. Most of them are students, which means they haven't finished the learning process."

People of every age, race, religion and socio-economic level showed up to raise the flag, sing patriotic songs, pray for the troops and the Iraqi people and loudly recite the pledge of allegiance, with an emphasis on God. It was an awe-inspiring sight.


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