Red Fridays


Excerpt from an Email I got and have to admit I like and agree

with the idea!!





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'd 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 passing 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 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.


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 overbearing. Many Americans, like you, me and all our

friends simply want to recognize that the vast majority of

America who supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and

support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday and

continues every Friday until the troops all come home. Send 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, coworkers, 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"?


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.


Sgtleo - Hooooooooooah!!




I received the same e-mail. Of a friend in France. I was boulversé when I read it. is the photos who

The accompanied my fact to cry





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Especially that this, or wife of this sergeant wanted to spend one last one harms meadows of her husband.To make for him listened to a last time all the musics which he had to like. :(





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After seeing those two pictures several months ago, I made it my personal commitment to wear red every Friday. The picture of the Marine's wife is, without a doubt the most emotional picture I have have ever seen. I am shaken to the core, every time I see it. May be I could describe it best, as evoking my involuntary moment of silence.



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