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    Red friday

    This was sent to me this morning and I wanted to share it, I hope I didn;t post this in the wrong place ,, if I did, I'm sorry, but again I wanted to share it with my cyber family,, it's a good read

    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 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 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 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, coworkers, friends! ds, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and itwill 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.
    Last edited by dlmarinaman; 12-04-2006 at 11:48 AM.

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    My Friend that is a tear jerker,,,,,,sincerly, thank you for posting it.

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    Senior Member Master in FishingTX whitebassfisher's Avatar
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    A very good post. I sincerely appreciate all of our veterans.

    Even in a best case scenario, when a person finishes their service healthy and happy, they have basically given themselves to their country for a few years. I personally can't think of a greater sacrifice.
    Last edited by whitebassfisher; 12-04-2006 at 05:18 PM.

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    Registerd user Master in FishingTX dwaynez's Avatar
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    Very Nice, All military personel should be saluted and honored for the sacrifices they make each and every day to keep us safe.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
    -Mark Twain

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    As a viet myself I would verymuch like to thank you for the post. God bless all our service men & women on duty in all the services.
    Last edited by T-111-5; 12-05-2006 at 07:57 AM.

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    Senior Member Master in FishingTX Pawpop's Avatar
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    God Bless Our Slodiers
    And GOD said:

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