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TRAVEL THEME: SIGNS

Jeff and I went to Philadelphia today to join in a rally for Solidarity.  There were plenty of signs there – more than I could capture.  Unions from all around came to stand together to support the 2nd Bill of Rights.  (click to read more about these rights)

Here are some of the signs that were displayed.

WORKERS STAND FOR AMERICA – Music from Yankee Doodle Dandy to God Bless America

One of the amendments

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

Some ‘workers’ were more enthusiastic 🙂

Some signs floated overhead

Jeff got in on the action – supporting Local 351, of which he is a member

We don’t all have to believe in the same things, and we don’t all have to agree, but we all have a say.  We had our say today. 

When we drove away from the rally, we came across this sign.  I wish we could have stopped, but the traffic wouldn’t allow it and parking was non-existent.  So while we were stopped at a red light, I quickly tried to capture this sign the best I could.

Thanks to Ailsa for, again, presenting us with a weekly challenge.  Stop by her blog, wheresmybackpack? to read a few more signs.

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30 thoughts on “TRAVEL THEME: SIGNS

  1. I hope the demonstration got more press down there than it did here! I watched a thousand hours of news and – nothing. It was definitely the place to be for this challenge! No shortage of awesome signs.

    • Being there and signing the amendment was my say. I hope we were hear. Some Washington, DC muckity mucks were there so I hope they realize their bread and butter is in our hands. They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like me. (only they can afford Armani)

  2. Looks like a great event …. However, I live very close to Philly and I was completely unaware (??!!) It should have had major news coverage. Our economy is broken, and we need voices to speak up. Wonderful! Thanks for alerting me through your post.

    • I saw channel six and ten trucks there and I caught it on the news last night – no I didn’t see myself and I’m totally insulted It was in front of the art museum at the park with the George Washington statue. Streets were closed off and parking was ridiculous. SO MANY people! Some good speakers and a message from the president. I was enlightened and proud to see such a turnout. Next time we’ll meet for a latte 🙂

  3. We’re all going to have to stand together this time, or we’re going to be sunk beyond rescue. Remember the “story” by German pastor Martin Niemoller (my version updated): They came for the workers — they came for the poor — they came for the sick — and I didn’t say anything. When they came for me, there was no one left to help —
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came…)

    The America I grew up with stood for things like Solidarity. We called it We the People. What’s happened?
    So thankful and grateful to you and your husband and all the others who turned out.

    • T2T, I read the quote in its entirety. Frightening. We need to learn from history. I guess what we did was one small step, but you have to start somewhere. Thank you for your thoughtful comments and for taking the time to dig up that link. I will be behind you.

  4. Way cool. Gemma, I hadn’t heard about the rally as I was on the road with little access to the news. Thanks for sharing – and for attending. xxx Ailsa

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