While the 'cruzettes' and 'palinites' were on the National Mall waving confederate flags, ripping apart the barriers set by law surrounding the WWII monument, screaming at the still working but not paid Capital Police and slandering everyone that's not them, still not saying a thing about paying off their debts from the bushco and teapublican congressional years, this is what a group of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, with their kids, were doing. Serving their Country still, that doesn't serve them back in Sacrifice to pay for the wars and especially the results from, now a decade plus added to the previous decades and wars from.
Armed with trash bags and tenacity, volunteers from Team Rubicon - Region 3 spent yesterday morning collecting litter throughout the National Mall that had accumulated since the government shutdown. Great work, team.
This group has now been around for awhile and has helped out, quickly, in emergency care and clean up after Mother Nature and more has left behind it's 'shock and awe'. If you can give out to Team Rubicon so they can continue serving you especially if you live in an area that might be hit with devastating storms and more! And if visiting their site look around at that which they've helped their fellow Country men and women with.
Adding a little more to this showing the complete polar opposites from above reality to opposite parallel reality:
note: I've caught some of the 'cruzettes' and 'palinites' supporters using pics of the Team Rubicon cleanup, pics where the front of the tee's or hoodies not showing the groups name, as a part of their own rally and getting the usual cheers of that oh so patriotic support the troops responses to. They really don't get it, nor care!
From the Team Rubicon - Region 3 FaceBook page:
Region 3 Cleans Up Washington- literally. While others protested the shutdown, volunteers from throughout the region gave up their Sunday to clean up our nation's treasured landmarks and monuments; filling over 10 full bags of garbage! A special thanks goes out to VA Field Op Manager, Mo Mustafa, for putting all of this together in such a short notice and making this project truly successful.
See what the Stars & Stripes had to say about our work here