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Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

If the Red shirt thing is new to you, read below...

    Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two
together.

     After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who had been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.

    "No," he responded.

 
    "Heading out?" I asked.

    "No. I'm escorting a soldier home."

    "Going to pick him up?"

    "No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq , I'm taking him home to his family."

 


    The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his death to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.

     I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, "Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so that my family and I can do what we do."

     Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.

     "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."

     Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me
realize that I am proud to be an American.

     So here's a public "Thank You" to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do:

     Red Fridays.

     Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the
"silent majority." We are no longer silent, and we are voicing our love for God, country and home in record-breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

    Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and it continues each and every Friday until the troops all return home, sending a deafening message: that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

    By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in red and it will let our troops know that the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever -- certainly more than the media lets on.

     The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is, "We need your support and your prayers." Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

     IF YOU AGREE -- THEN PLEASE SEND THIS ON.
     

 

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    Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

    Dat was so touching tntea! Thank u 4 posting dat!

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      Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

      Let's look for these on Fridays.... Please wear your red shirt...

       

      My brother sent me that.  He is in IRAQ.   He is only 36 years old.  Many of times he has been sent back to the states to break the news to families.. He said it has been the hardest thing he has ever done, besides watching a soldier die.

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        Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

        Let's look for these on Fridays.... Please wear your red shirt...

         

        My brother sent me that.  He is in IRAQ.   He is only 36 years old.  Many of times he has been sent back to the states to break the news to families.. He said it has been the hardest thing he has ever done, besides watching a soldier die.

        I'm all 4 it tntea - RED IT IS!!!

        UR BROTHER IS N MY PRAYERS.

        May he return home safely and unharmed! 

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          Posted: December 12, 2007, 6:26 am - IP Logged

          THANKS TNTEA! After reading your post I had to leave the computer....I just got chills. I will be wearing RED every friday!!!!!!US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag US Flag

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            Posted: December 12, 2007, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

            thanks to all of you who wear Red each and every Friday...

            A short prayer morning , noon, evening, and night are also welcome and needed..  Wearing Red all day on Friday is a like a 24 hour prayer...

            Thanks again

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              Posted: December 12, 2007, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

              thanks to all of you who wear Red each and every Friday...

              A short prayer morning , noon, evening, and night are also welcome and needed..  Wearing Red all day on Friday is a like a 24 hour prayer...

              Thanks again

              U r very welcome tntea!

              GOD BLESS EVERY ONE!!!