Saturday, September 11, 2010

A busy 9/11 Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska

An organization called the Conservative Patriots Group is hosting what it calls "a non-partisan, non-political remembrance rally" at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla from noon to 2 p.m. Alaska Time today.

In a letter to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman last week, Frank Betti, a member of the group's directors, said the theme of the event is "Standing Strong for America":
We invite the entire community to join together with us to respect and honor those American civilians, military, police and emergency responders who lost their lives as a result of this horrific and unprovoked terrorist attack.

Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright, U.S. Senate candidates Joe Miller and tentatively Scott McAdams will speak at this event on how the 9/11 tragedy has affected America and what we can do to prevent future attacks.
But according to the left-leaning Alaska Dispatch, a McAdams spokesperson said the Democrat will not attend due to a "scheduling conflict."

The Dispatch quotes a very unreliable source who claims that Gov. Palin will be at the rally, and that "attendees will follow her to Anchorage in a giant motorcade for her scheduled speech at Glenn Beck's event at Anchorage's Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center." A Palin rally appearance and motorcade was not mentioned in the Conservative Patriots Group's letter and has not been confirmed by the Palin camp, to our knowledge.

A local group of leftists has been busy organizing to protest the rally because, hey, "Standing Strong for America" obviously must be a bad thing to do. /sarc

- JP

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