21779Fwd: [sca-pervect] Digest Number 1523
- Nov 11, 2006
> >Warning: Patriotism
> >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
> >this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will
> >be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our
> >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,
> >example, and wear something red every Friday.
> >If you agree -- then send this on.
> >If not -- then hit the delete button.
> >We live in the land of the free, only because of the brave!
> >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.
> =^oo^= Rev Rav =^oo^=
> aka / THL Yvon Bater of Darkwood \
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