TEA PARTY EXPRESS III: "24-STAR GENERAL" EDITION
Dedicated to the crew of Tea Party Express III.
JUST MONTHS before his death, General George S. Patton, Jr., was able to make a brief and final visit back home to the United States. Patton was ordered home to lead a nationwide War Bond Tour supporting the remaining war efforts in the Pacific Theater. A final push toward victory over Japan.
Patton's first stop on U.S. soil would be Boston, Massachusetts, where he'd have the opportunity to spend some time with his family, albeit a short amount. The Patton visit to Boston, and subsequent nationwide tour, had one major, overriding goal: rallying Americans here at home.
WEDNESDAY'S TEA PARTY EXPRESS tour stop in Boston shares the same goal: rallying Americans here at home. Patton's visit was geared toward victory over Japan; TPX III's is geared toward victory over Washington, D.C.
TIME MAGAZINE reported on Patton's historic Boston visit in its June 1945 issue. The article--HEROES: 24-STAR GENERAL--opened with this paragraph:
"New England had rarely seen anything like it. But, after all, the world has rarely seen anything like General George Smith Patton Jr. Last week, when he came home from the wars, 750,000 people jammed the 20-mile parade route into downtown Boston waiting to see and cheer the conquering hero. Georgie Patton did not disappoint them." --continue reading.
Needless to say, New England will rarely see anything like this Tea Party Express, either.
No one knows if TPX III will command the numbers Patton drew on that day in 1945, but with Sarah Palin as its featured speaker, it certainly has a shot. Either way, TPX III will not disappoint Bostonians, because it's already well on its way to defeating Washington, D.C. And when it does, history will be made, again, by none other than WE THE PEOPLE.
Two tours, same goal. 65 years apart. Patton's determination, hard-driving spirit and love for America is within each of us. And together we WILL defeat the evil that surrounds us today. History repeating itself? I think so.
"I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position.' We are not holding a GD thing... We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything... Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy."
TPX TOUR EMBED Andrea Shea King will be on the ground in Boston. She will be filing reports at her blogsite, THE RADIO PATRIOT. Check her site often for updates.
ONGOING TPX COVERAGE will continue to be found at Terresa Monroe-Hamilton's Noisyroom, John Ruberry's Marathon Pundit, and always take a peek over at Instapundit for Tea Party related news. Reminder: PJTV citizen reporters for Tax Day Tea Party reports. Melanie Morgan has ongoing TPX coverage as well.
TO VIEW the TPX III rally in Boston via your computer, go to TPX TV.
Good luck to all the TPX III crew members while in Boston. America is most proud of you and the sacrifices you've made during this gruelling 20 day tour.
Andrea pictured in The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY.