There is so much info about the Million Vets March on Memorials on October 13, 2013, but the video below is a thrilling account coming from Ernest Lee, known as General Lee to the Truckers taking part in the Truckers Ride for the Constitution on October 11, 12 and 13. I’ve transcribed parts of it and marked the time on the video.
3:29 mins-in: While they [Vets March] were in the midst of their march, our main caravan of trucks completely shut-off all access to D.C. We choked them off across all lanes, going at speeds of only 5 and 10 miles per hour for the next 1-1/2 miles, laying on our air horns.
The people marching at the Memorial to the White House heard the trucks having their back, having access to downtown Washington, D.C. completely shut-off, backing up cars for over ten miles behind us - all the horns going.
And you know, the people behind us? They weren’t angry. They weren’t angry – as we then opened a lane for them to pass as we turned to go northeast out of Washington, D.C. As they came by us they were giving us the ‘thumbs up’ out their window, pumping their arms for us to hit the horns more, but the people doing the march heard the truckers. They went crazy, chanting “go truckers, go truckers.”
1:15 mins-in: We sent a platoon, we’ll say, of bob-tail trucks right to the World War II Memorial. . .
1:50 mins-in: When the people saw those bob-tailed trucks and the bob-tailed trucks laid on their air-horns, they were mobbed by supporters. Cheers went out through the thousands and thousands of patriotic Americans gathered there. While this was taking place, we didn’t want to distract from the Veterans. We made one pass through there to show that the Truckers were behind them.
Then the main convoy force, full-trailered with an escort of over 200 four-wheel vehicles — everybody with flags flying, everybody with the support, everybody with the hashtags T4Vets and T2SDA for Truckers 2 Shut Down America — they supported us every step along the way as the crowd at the WW II Memorial began to disburse, they began to dismantle the barrycades around that monument and marching en mass down Pennsylvania Avenue, carrying pieces of the barrycades to lay at Barry’s front door. . .
On the same day, 21st Century Wire published this quote from Lee:
From early Sunday morning, Lee reported that the number vehicles on the roads have been building. Lee stated, “We got flags flying, horns honking, rigs, trucks and other vehicles stretching 10 miles along interstate 495 in Maryland. I cannot see an end to it, everyone has their flashers on.”
“We’re running at 42mph, and these people in the other lane are riding alongside us. We’re sending a message.”
Take a minute to understand the sacrifices of these truckers who left loads sitting, left their families and for the most part, paid for their gas out of their own pockets. God bless them and God bless America. More on the Veteran’s March here. Did you know the administration orchestrated the day so that Veterans visiting the Memorials had to walk or be wheeled an unacceptable distance to get to THEIR Memorials? Despicable and disgusting.
Ernest Lee (General Lee) Truckers Ride for the Constitution, October 13, 2013 (video)