On Monday, the 20th day of February, the United States Capital was ablaze with activity as whole ranks of troops went a-marching on the Mall. Yet this wasn't a protest, nor was it a roll-out of military on Americas streets, but rather a massive march for veterans and active duty military who support Ron Paul. Statistics show that Ron Paul gets more campaign donations than all the other presidential candidates - combined! Even Timothy Egan, a columnist of the New York Times agrees: "Representative Ron Paul, the congressman who favors the most minimalist American combat role of any major presidential candidate [...], has more financial support from active duty members of the service than any other politician."
The event, held from about noon to 3 p.m. with a reception later that evening, was originally announced by Marines veteran, activist, and web personality Adam Kokesh (Adam vs. The Man) alongside co-founder of Veterans for Ron Paul and U.S. Army vet, Nathan Cox; both whom have seen the need by Americas troops to rally for Ron Paul and give the deserved coverage of their support of him and his policies.
Monday's massive march hosted thousands of military veterans, active duty troops, their families and others who traveled to Washington to walk from the White House to the Washington Monument to show the true colors of patriotism and the need for a President who supports the troops, was a troop, and will fight to keep them safe. "Ron Paul Is The Choice Of The Troops!" "End The Fed!" "End The Wars!" Elect Ron Paul!" They all cheered in unison as they walked and rallied down the Capitals streets and on the Mall. The scene was one of support and gratitude for each others' service and the only presidential candidate who is a veteran himself. Young and old alike found common ground in the idea of freedom and restoration of America. Their message was simple: Ron Paul for president.
At one point a staged flag-folding ceremony outside of the White House became a solemn, almost spine-tingling event as these veterans and troops, young and old, ranked together, did an about-face and saluted the American flag; holding that honorary salute that lasted as long for each second for as many military personnel who have died under the command of President Barrack Obama. When the time of honor was up, the troops then marched from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the Washington Monument where they then fell out.
Later that evening, a reception was put on for all who turned out in which many were greeted at the Rock 'N' Roll Hotel with a concert put on by guest performers such as Aimee Allen, Jordan Page, Michale Graves of the Misfits, bands Golden State and Rebel INC. The event was hosted by Kokesh.
Unfortunately, despite the days' events and the large turnout by Americas guardians, not a single news agency covered the event in full. Most coverage was hosted by YouTube posts, Twitter feeds, a Ustream live video feed, independent blogs and alternative news media. However, this will not stop the support for Ron Paul and the need for a return to the Constitution. "The purpose of this event is to make it clear to the American people that Ron Paul is the choice of the troops and the candidate who will have the greatest support from those he would lead as commander-in-chief," writes Kokesh.