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Red Fridays – Will you give this to my Daddy?

I received the following in e-mail entitled “Will you give this to my Daddy?” from one of my cousins. An inspiring note about the fine men and women who are serving our country. Please read and ponder upon the message and remember those who served our country this Memorial Day weekend.

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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 acts of
patriotism I have ever seen. Moving thru the terminal was a
group of soldiers in their camos. 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 home 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 asked him if
he would give something to Her daddy for her. The young soldier,
who 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 daughter’s 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. 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 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.

IF YOU AGREE — THEN SEND THIS ON. IF YOU COULD CARE LESS THEN
HIT THE DELETE BUTTON — IT IS YOUR CHOICE. WE LIVE IN THE LAND
OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED—-
SO WEAR RED!

MAY GOD HELP AMERICA TO BECOME ONE NATION, UNDER GOD.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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