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Saturday, July 01, 2006

This is beautiful. God bless America

> The daughter of a Soldier
>
> 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 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
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
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
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 sacrifices. 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
> in case 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 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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