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Offline leftcoast1

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Thought it was worth the time to read.
« on: June 10, 2008, 03:14:52 AM »
This has been around for a long time, but it’s worth another read….

 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 wasin the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind mebeginning to clap and cheer I immediately turned around and witnessedone of the greatest ! acts of patriotism I have ever seen.Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As theybegan heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone)was abruptlyto their feet with their hands waving and cheering.When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded andcheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-bloo dedAmerican who still loves this country and supports our troops and theirfamilies.Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these youngunsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us sowe 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 ourservice men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ranup to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi.'The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddyfor her.The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, saidhe would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenlythe little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggesthug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name wasCourtney, told the young soldi er that her husband was a Marine and hadbeen 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, allof the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of theother servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. Theystarted playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over toCourtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and hetold me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that hehad 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 andhe is coming home very soon.'The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the youngsoldier stood to his feet, h e saluted Courtney and her mom. I wasstanding no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, peopleresumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around,there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier inone last?act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtneywith a tear rolling down his cheek.We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families andthank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it'sgood to be an American.RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearingRed every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used tobe called the 'silent majority'. We are no longer silent, and arevoicing our love for God, country and home in record b reaking numbers.We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing.. We get no liberalmedia coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. ManyAmericans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognizethat the vast majority of America supports our troops.Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignityand respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Fridayuntil the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Everyred-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wearsomething red.By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on everyFriday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in thebleachers.If every one of us who loves this country will share this withacquaintances, co-workers, friends, and famil! y. It will not be longbefore the US A is covered in RED and it will let our troops know theonce 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever; certainly morethan the media lets on.The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make thingsbetter for you?' is...We need your support and your prayers.Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; andwear something red every Friday
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Re: Thought it was worth the time to read.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 06:13:26 AM »
Jason heartfelt story I will have to go to the mart to pickup some more red shirts I think I only have one so that I can show my support thanks for the story