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Wearing Red


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 act's of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, 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 a women and young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said "hi," to t he little girl then she asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, he 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 daughters 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 te ar 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 h e 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 this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, their 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 sacrif ices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

Red Friday
Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on incase this takes off.

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 thetroops 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.





This is an e-mail a friend sent me. Thought it was appropriate this weekend especially. I'll be wearing red tomorrow. I wish there was more I could say and do to thank and show my appreciation for all of our veterans, past, present and future. Those of you that know me from the "other" Ruger forum already know how I feel about our vets, and the debt we all owe them. God bless each and every one of you men and women. I stand behind you while you are away serving, and I'd be proud to stand next to you if our paths ever cross. Thank you, and again, GOD BLESS YOU.

Peace and God bless, Wolfsong.
 

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Thank's wolfsong. Red will be part of my dress each & every Friday.

I'll stop by the store tomorrow & get sheepdog a nice red collar so he can join in too.
 

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Thanks for the reminder wolfsong. I saw this email several months ago and have tried to wear a red shirt everytime I leave the cabin on fridays. God Bless our troops and LEO's as they carry on the daily battle for all that is good.
 

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We're in up here. Been at it for a couple months now but a reminder always helps.

Thanks and Happy Memorial Day to all.

Don't forget to thank a vet and our active duty folks also.
 

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I will b e sportin' my red bandana today!!!! Thank God that they do what they do...so that we can do what we do...
 

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This Memorial day, as the others, I will reflect on the cost of Freedom. Freedom comes at a great price, and I'm very thankful that there are those that think it is worth it. Our Soldiers are always in My Prayers.
 

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Wolfie,

Great post. That's an excellent and very patriotic story that I had never heard before. Thanks for posting it.

I'm wearing a bright red shirt today.

Skunk
 
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