http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200703/POL20070319c.html 'I Fought So That You Can Protest' By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer March 19, 2007 EXCERPT (CNSNews.com) - As anti-war protesters waved signs on Saturday blaming the United States for the 9/11 attacks and holding American flags upside down, an Iraq war veteran held a sign that said, "I fought in Iraq so you can protest." Anti-war demonstrators weren't the only ones promoting their views in the nation's capital this weekend. Thousands of others also gathered, in a sea of American flags, braving the cold -- not to demand the U.S. leave Iraq, but to support the mission. The Gathering of Eagles converged in the Mall to protect America's national monuments. Addressing the crowd, Angela Lashley, whose son is in Iraq, proclaimed that she represented the majority of mothers. "I represent the unheard majority," Lashley said, "the moms who are non-activists, the moms who are home packing boxes for their sons."