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
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!