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Old 08-30-2006, 04:21 PM
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As I wipe the tears from my eyes from reading that and seeing the pictures.....I'll be wearing red on Friday's ..... THANKS to everyone who keeps our flag flying and protecting our FREEDOM.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:26 PM
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Here is a similar story I received. Red on Fridays it is




GIVE THIS TO MY DADDY?


*Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me
beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed
one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, as
they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was
abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw
the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for it
hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded American who still
loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young
unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I
thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men
a women and a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of
male soldiers. He kneeled down and said "hi," the little girl then
asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young
soldier, he didn't look any older than maybe 22, said he would try and
what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl
grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could
muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughters name was Courtney,
told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in
Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter,
Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all
of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the
other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They
started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to
Courtney, bent down and said this to her, "I spoke to your daddy and he
told me to give this to you." He then hugged this little girl that he
had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying
"your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and
he is coming home very soon."

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young
soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was
standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event unfolded. As
the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed
their applause.

As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry
eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of
selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear
rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and then thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's
good to be an American.

Red Friday

Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on in case
this takes off.

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 are
voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.
We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal
media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.

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 continues each and every Friday until
the troops all come 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 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.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:33 PM
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Awesome post fellas, red Fridays it is!
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thanks for the post, and Red on Fridays for me.
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God Bless America, and the men and women who stand up for it!
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