We are safe at home in Indiana, having returned from DC. I have to admit that after the election I was disappointed. In the American people, in those who voted for a false hope, in those who could be led astray so easily, in those who allowed this to happen. I also admit I was unsure of how "We the People" would carry out 9-12-09. But being in DC on 9-12-09, and seeing the march/rally......... My faith has been restored!! Don't get me wrong, I have always been very proud of this country and I love it very much! But the people had become complacent. Things had happened in this country that should not have happened. But America has had her wake-up call, and Patriots have responded! I knew deep in my heart that America is made up of strong, patriotic people. We are at the core of this country. And on Saturday, we were silent no more!! Patriots by the tens of thousands ( estimates of 1.2 million up to 2 million ) came together in DC , to stand together and say " this is our country and we will stand up for it!!" Not only in DC, but all across this great nation, where rallies were held. People said "we are silent no more", because as one sign said 'Silence is consent' and we do not consent to the take over of our country. It warmed the heart and brought a tear to the eye to see that so many people, everyday citizens, were willing to sacrifice to get to Washington and let our voices be heard. I joined with Patriots I knew and met lots I didn't know. There were people from all over this country, near and far. There were republicans, democrats, people of all races, young, and old, people from all walks of life. We represented a broad spectrum of our American society, despite what the media may say. These are a special kind of people.The Patriots there were courteous, no arrests had to be made, and the march/rally site was left in good order. I would like to thank all who went to DC. I would like to thank all who went to rallies in cities across the USA. I would like to thank those who could not be there, but were with us in spirit and in prayer. We made an impression on Washington and America. We gathered shoulder to shoulder and marched down the street, letting everyone know we are proud to be Americans. I was honored to be among such patriotic Americans!! And I know our Founding Fathers would be proud, too. This is the 'shot heard round the world'. And it is not the end. We must continue in our efforts, to insure our freedoms and to preserve this country for our children and grandchildren. God has mightily blessed our efforts so far!! May he continue to bless America and our efforts as American Patriots!!