Received this email and thought I would pass it on to all you good people
Red! not a bad colour to wear on a Friday anyway,
Lest we forget
Last week I was in West London 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 acts of patriotism I have ever seen.
Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, 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 Briton 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 enjoy our home without fear
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 knelt down and said ‘hi,’ the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.
The young soldier didn’t look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to
give to her daddy.
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 daughter’s name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her
husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now.
As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began
to tear up.
When this temporarily single mum 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 mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he
saluted Courtney and her mum.
I was standing no more than 6 feet away as 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, there were very few dry eyes, including my own.
That young soldier in one last act of moment 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
At the end of the day, it’s good to be an Englishman.
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday.
Englishmen and women who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority’.
We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for 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 English people, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of
Britain 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
Briton who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.
By word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make Great Britain on every Friday a sea of red much like a
homecoming football team
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 Britain 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.
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THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED—- SO WEAR RED! —
Lest we Forget.