A wonderful email. SEA Of Red

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    SEA of Red
    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.

    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 o verbearing.

    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.
     
  2. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    thanks for that sister, i appreciate it
     

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I seen one exactly like this except it showed pictures of the caskets coming off the plane and the Marines saluting. I also seen a picture that made me cry. It was one of a wife sleeping on the floor beside the casket of her fallen husband.She had two fellow Marines who stood guard beside her all night.She had requested to be able to sleep with her husband one final time while playing music that had always been their favorites. Tore me up big time!!:sad2:
     
  4. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    Thank you for the post. Gave me a goose bumps
     
  5. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Yep this came with photos and I just posted the words. It made me cry also. I am proud to be an American.
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    There is no better country than America,Land of the free and Home of the Brave!:big_smile:
     
  7. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Great post Angelkitty.Thanks.
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thanks for sharing that post.Really makes a person stop and think. GOD BLESS!!