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  • Bjorn Swiftaxe
    ... Lord Snaebjorn Hakonarson Herald at Large Proud citizen of the Barony of Thescorre
    Message 1 of 1 , 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
      > share
      > >this with acquaintances, coworkers, 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 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^=
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      Lord Snaebjorn Hakonarson
      Herald at Large
      Proud citizen of the Barony of Thescorre

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