Red FridaysA Very Interesting, MUST READ for U.S. Citizens

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by JLH, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Will you give this to my Daddy?

    As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support "Red Fridays."

    Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was
    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 act's 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 for us so we can
    go to school, work and ho me without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought
    I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a
    young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male
    soldiers. He kneeled down and said "hi," the little girl then she asked
    him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier,
    he didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, 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, their 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 their families and
    thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good
    to be an American.

    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.


    Note: If this is not appropriate for this board, I will delete it.

  2. llama

    llama New Member

    Well, that story certainly brought tears to my eyes!

    I think it's a wonderful idea. I'll definitely pass it on to my family and friends.

    The media, nowdays can give such a distorted view of what's really going on in the world, IMHO. I hate to say it, but it seems like they'll slant the stories any way that will draw a bigger audience...I think that unconscionable!

    Thanks for spreading this message........Jill........