Patty Pruett is tired of negative and bitter things being said about the war in Iraq and the United States military personnel who are sacrificing their lives for continued American freedoms.
So she's doing something about it and wants the community to know and help.
Pruett is organizing a Pro America Rally for Memorial Day to be held on the west lawn of the Legislative complex. It will also be a day to honor veterans.
"I'm hoping for people to show up and wave their flags, honk their horns if driving by, and meet new people," Pruett said. "Then when they leave, I want them to want to do more."
Pruett, 45, a resident of Dayton, said she would also like residents of the community to write letters of support and mail them to the soldiers overseas. And for children to draw pictures to send to them.
"I want them to see Carson City and surrounding communities do support them. I wish we could be more united in our efforts. I have my views (of the war) but I'll keep them at home that day. I appreciate what our troops are doing and sacrificing. We do not show enough we care."
Pruett said that while war is war, after seeing the beheading of American citizen Nicholas Berg she said, 'That's it,' and was determined to do something.
"That could have been any American - you or me - the message gets lost in political fog. I want the whole community to come together and have a positive message for the troops."
Pruett welcomes the public to bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, their American flags and visit with others who attend the rally. And to bring hygiene products to send to the troops overseas.
"We get up everyday and do what we do with what we have. They could use some of these personal extras."
Contact Rhonda Costa-Landers at email@example.com or 881-1223.
IF YOU GO
What: Pro America Rally
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Memorial Day, May 31
Where: Legislative Complex, Carson Street