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01-07-2011, 04:18 PM
Requiem For Border Agents events

Save Our State will be holding a 3 day event as a requiem for US Border Patrol agents Brian Terry and Robert Rosas, both of whom were Killed in the line of duty while defending this country's porous borders with Mexico. The killings of these agents, and the following silence surrounding the circumstances of the crimes underscores the disingenous effort this administration, and the previous one had on border security with neighboring Mexico. We value every officer who places America's security above their own personal safety. If the Government officials of local, state, and federal agencies will not give them the recognition they deserve officially, America's citizens will step up and perform those task themselves. If America's news medias dismiss their stories as unworthy of exposure, Americans will step in and be our own media.

On Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 in the courtyard of Sacramento City hall, Save Our State will erect our 20 foot flagpole at 7:30 am, raise the US Border Patrol flag to the top, and then lower it to half mast for the duration of the day.
Beginning at noon, a short mass will be held for the agents.
At 12:30, a short protest will be held to bring attention to the circumstances that have contributed to, if not directly caused, their deaths.
This protest will also highlight the contributory role the City of Sacramento has played in aiding and abetting those who cross the US border illegally.
Afterwards, the flag will remain on display along with some accompanying printed media and photographs.

On Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, in the grass median between the east and west bound Capitol Ave in Sacramento California, and directly in front of the John Moss Federal Building where I.C.E., the Department of Homeland Security, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service is located, Save Our State will again erect the the 20 flagpole at 7:30 am, raise the US Border Patrol flag to the top, and then lower it to half mast for the duration of the day.
Beginning at 12 noon, we will conduct a short mass for Border Patrol agents Brian Terry and Robert Rosas. Shortly afterwards we will hold a supportive rally for the US Border Patrol and ICE. directly after that, we shall protest this administration's policies that have led to the untimely deaths of those agents, and has generated disrespect of the agencies that protect our country's borders. We will not let this administration drive a wedge between our enforcement agencies and it's related officers. We will support the agencies, but denounce their political chiefs.
Afterwards, the flag will remain at half mast for the duration of the day, alongside some signs for passing motorists and pedestrians to take note of.

On Thursday, January 20th, 2011, Save Our State will again erect our 20 foot flagpole at 7:30 am, on the lawn of the California State Capitol directly in front of, and next to, the north steps of the capitol. We will raise the US Border Patrol flag to the top, and then lower it to half mast in honor of US Border Patrol agents Brian Terry, and Robert Rosas. The flag will once again remain at half mast for the duration of the day.
At 12:00 noon we will hold a short mass for the dead.
At 12:30 we will hold a protest of the policies and practices of this state that have contributed to the deaths of these agents, and to the continued attacks and disrespect that all US Border Patrol agents have endured. California must stop encouraging illegal border crossings!
The flag and related media will remain on display till 5:30 pm, at which time a bugler will play taps as it is lowered and stowed.

As is usual, Other groups are invited to contribute or participate in this event. Please make arrangements first. Save Our State welcomes anyone who supports this agenda, and invites you as a participant or a spectator.

01-08-2011, 06:55 AM
We will support the agencies, but denounce their political chiefs.


01-14-2011, 06:26 PM
From the state capitol permit office today:

Start Date: 1/20/2011 End Date: 1/20/2011

Permit#: 2011-0012 Status: Approved
Organization: Save Our State

Activity: Raise and display a 20 foot flag Activity Items: 20 foot flag pole with stand and ballast, pole with a half mast border folding tables, small displays for patrol flag, and some various

Location: North Steps Participants 10
Setup Time: 7 :00 AM Start 8 :00 AM End 5 :30 PM

Contact: Davi Rodrigues

Comments: Counter protesters often follow this event.

01-17-2011, 08:44 AM
Thank you for your valiant efforts AG. Please be careful with both, police and illegals. The Texa Minutemen look forward to interviewing you and hearing of this protest and others that you have done in the Sacramento area.

For anyone interested you will be interviewed Sunday January 23 2011 at12:30 PST on talkshoe.com Texas minutemen. We will send out a notice.

Texas can barely wait to hear you!:)

01-18-2011, 09:09 PM
Everything went as planned today. The deployment was on time, and the flagpole was erected without any problems. Because city hall was closed for MLK day yesterday, there was quite a bit of foot traffic through there today. Lots of people checked out the display, but aside from doing the prayer and the protest at 12 and 12:30 respectively, I stayed back and let people just visit by themselves. There was no hostility at all, from anyone. The Univision reporter showed up with the cameraman, but didn't want to speak with me. I know he doesn't care for me at all, and I believe it might be related to our mex consulate protest a few years ago where Report and Deport stood on top of the mexican flag, and the univision guy took offense. No harm....
Also got a call from the Capitol Weekly,who wanted info on the upcoming capitol event. It was a long day for me, but not that difficult. Here are some photos, but I doubt I'll get video up tonight:









01-18-2011, 09:12 PM
I forgot to mention that we couldn't have had a much better spot. The city employees and some citizens are traveling between the two building all day long. Also, just a few feet from where everyone pays their parking tickees, and there were a couple huundred or more of those today.

01-18-2011, 11:32 PM
Thank you AG. Great job!!!

Patriotic Army Mom
01-19-2011, 08:52 AM
As usual, that was a great job. Thank you very much.

01-19-2011, 08:55 PM
The second event went ok too. I deployed the flagpole around 7:45 am, but had to park a little fartther away today. I dollied the stuff over, and then assembled it.
The wind was blowing just enough to make the flag fly for us, and it looked pretty smart for us. I watched from afar afterwards, and saw numerous people stop and read it. I did get a few comments, and all were good. One mexican fellow rode his bike past, and then looked at me and said "la migra", and I said Hell yes!.
I conducted the prayer as people walked past, and they didn't look at me like I was crazy or anything. Then I read a protest script, and retreated to the sidewalks again.
Later, the wind came up pretty strong, and it blew the panels off. I got there just in time to chase the blue cloth with white stars as it blew into traffic. after that, I walked around for another hour, and at 4:15 I observed that the wind got stronger and was stressing and bending the flag pole too much for my comfort. So I took it down about a half hour early today, but again, we had a good run





01-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Here's a little video from today also:


01-19-2011, 10:20 PM
I forgot to mention,

After I deployed the flagpole, I walked over to the Capitol. I visited Tim Donnelly, who is now a state legislator. For those who don't know, Tim was very active on the border with the minutemen. He had an admirable work ethic in the immigration law enforcement arena, and used to patrol the border at his expense all the time. I discussed a few ideas I had, and we agreed to stay in touch.

01-20-2011, 05:24 AM
I know we do still have a few people left with jobs, but it is too bad you don't have even a little help.

Thanks. The display was so neat and orderly, it surprised me. Very professional, you can be proud of your work. :)

01-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Today's event at the state capitol went ok,

I hit some thick traffic on the way in which put me about 20 minutes late, but when I got there and started setting up, a news crew approached me and asked if I was with SOS. They asked to film me setting up the flagpole and display, so of course I accomodated them. Towards the end, another guy with a camera showed up and took some shots for a weekly paper. After the flag was raised, I gave an interview with the first one. I'm not sure how much will end up in print, but I covered all the main points and answered all her questions. After they left, I parked the truck so as to avoid any further parking tickees, and walked back to the capitol.
The display attracted a lot of people. Some glanced, some read while they walked by, some stopped and read, and some did the double take after walking by and came back. There were zero detractors. several people thanked me for doing it.
A few legislators walked by, one being Mark Leno, who glanced, but apparently didn't want to stop. I did the prayer at 12:00 noon, but decided against the protest since the display seemed to be frequented more when I wasn't there. I think this type of memorial event begs for people who don't want confrontation or to be bothered in any way by anyone else. Best to just sit back and reap the rewards from afar.
At dusk, I rolled the flag down, and one CHP asked if they were going to watch it all night for us!
I then dismantled and loaded up the parts.









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01-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Ayatollah's Note:

When you come to the State Capitol, the lack of formal wear can be forgiven, but UNDERWEAR is a must:




01-21-2011, 04:33 AM
And a woman at that, unless the guys in Sac wear heels. :eek:

Good job on the display.

Patriotic Army Mom
01-21-2011, 08:07 AM
She must feel a draft back there.

01-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Well done AG!
Looks like a fine display. I was particularly impressed with your having touched bases with Donnelly.

01-22-2011, 12:09 PM
Ayatollah's Note:

When you come to the State Capitol, the lack of formal wear can be forgiven, but UNDERWEAR is a must:


:D Especially if you are not wearing anything else.

02-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Picture of the event set-up by the Capitol Weekly:


If you click on the picture of us it will take you to the caption

03-08-2011, 03:55 PM
Most unfortunate news,

I was just informed by Governor Brown's office that he declined to sign the Border Patrol flag used in this event so we could give it to Agent Rosas's family. I must admit I wasn't getting my hopes to high on the request from the start, but now it has been confirmed. They said I could retrieve the flag tomorrow.

I have only communicated with Agent Rosas's sister, so as not to convey any false hopes to his widow and kids, so I will be emailing her shortly as well.

Sorry everyone. We tried :(

03-09-2011, 01:00 PM
It would be too much to hope for in this left leaning state to have a gov that has respect for our Border Agents.