Thursday, July 27, 2006

Red Shirt Fridays Marching On

My folks sent me an email a few days ago. It was quite interesting, because of its content, as well as the fact it had been forwarded a few times. Originally from unknown people, then from more unknown people, then from friends of my folks, thence to me. Each forwarding had a number of additional email addresses on it. So, suffice it to say that this email has been seen by quite a few people and may well have been forwarded on to quite a few more!

Big deal, you say? Well, the email was about Red Shirt Fridays!

Here, take a look. Keep in mind that the entire email was done in Red Letters!

"Subject: Red Fridays
Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on in case this takes off. If you don't want to or remember to wear red, you can see who
else does.

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 everyone 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!"


Look familiar? Of course it does! Well, I emailed my folks right back to say, “Hey! I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now. Read my blog! LOL”

See? It’s spreading! Don’t have a red shirt? Go buy one? Can you think of a less expensive way to be supportive of the brave men and women in our Armed Forces? Wal-Mart has T-shirts for $5.00, polo shirts for around $7.00. Go get one. Wear it on Fridays - every Friday!

And if someone asks why, you let ‘em know it’s to show how much you love the American Troops who are in Harm’s Way to protect our Liberties!

Get crackin’! Time’s a-wastin’! It’s Red Shirt Fridays!

16 comments:

Brooke said...

Just remember not to wash with whites afterwards! ;)

Keep up the good work!

benning said...

Well, there's always Pink Wednesdays!

:D

blogagog said...

I sent your original post about red shirts to my pop. He bought a red shirt! He makes me very proud (hope I do the same for him!)

benning said...

I doubt he'd buy a red shirt on your say-so if he thought you were a schmuck! :D

Gayle said...

I live out in the country and don't bother to wear red on Fridays unless I'm going into town. The reason for that is all my "red" shirts are good shirts and I do a lot of dirty work out here on the farm. But if I go into town where others see me, I wear a red shirt on Fridays. I promise! :)

Gayle said...

I meant to tell you that I can't get your blog to load at all with Internet Explorer browser. I have to use Firefox to get it to load. I don't know why, but IE will not load it, at least not for me.

Perhaps because I have dial-up?

benning said...

Gayle, it's probably because of dial-up and because there are a lot of graphics! My fault. IE is weak with that. When my IE won't load (DSL!) all the images I found that the permanent links pages will load them! Dunno why, but I discovered that at other blogs first. Try the sidebar "Latest Posts" links to see if that changes things.

Brooke said...

Gayle: Try Firefox! You can download it free on the net, and it is easy for windows users to work; it also is FAR superior to IE!

benning said...

The problem with Firefox, as well as IE, is that it doesn't save the opened tabs. Avant (which runs on the Windows IE engine) saves the opened tabs, so you can close it, reboot if you like, or whatever, and then when you reopen the browser, the tabs open where you left off. Opera has the capability, too, and is the best browser I've used. But it is unforgiving with HTML on web pages. Errors that are ignored by other browsers, are shown as they exist in Opera. LOL

Too many sites add error-filled ads to your page and make the page show up in odd ways!

WomanHonorThyself said...

I even seen pple put red on their pets Benning..LOl..:P

Gayle said...

Like I said, I have Firefox. It's the only way I can get here. :)

benning said...

And your Firefox is the updated version, right? It should have automatically asked you if you wanted an update in the past day or two.

Seems some a$$hat devised a virus that enjoyed Firefox. Unlike Microsoft, Mozilla worked out a defense and immediately posted it. Good for them!

William Teach said...

Had one on after work yesterday.

BTW, Benning, tag, you're it: http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=2629

Always On Watch said...

In the summer, I spend every Friday at the swimming pool. But I wear my red cover-up and my red sandals. ;)

benning said...

Cap'n, you rascal! Okay, I done did it!

AOW, as long as it's red it's a part of the plan! Soon the rest of the neighborhood, then the town, then ... Muhahahahaaa!

I tell the folks at work about it. We'll see if that makes any difference.

Jo Rumpell said...

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RED SHIRT FRIDAYS

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

BRING THEM HOME!