The mission of RedShirtFridays.org is to show support for our servicemen and servicewomen. We are not a political organization. We do not care whether or not one supports or does not support our nation’s specific military missions. We care only about making our support of our servicemen and servicewomen known to our fellow Americans and the world. We are a silent majority that does not wish to remain silent anymore. We wish to let our servicemen and servicewomen know we support their sacrifice and that we will not forget them; we will do this by wearing red every Friday.
Email From "Rochester Veterans Council"
Portsmouth(NH)...Dennis Sellers(left), President of the Rochester Veterans Council presents a token RED SHIRT FRIDAYS/SUPPORT THE TROOPS shirt to the officers of a U.S. Army unit returning from combat in Afghanistan. This unit was enjoying some downtime as its plane was refueling at Pease International Airport recently. Also given to the Commanders, was an Official Proclamation from former Governor John Lynch designating Fridays as a day that all citizens can wear red shirts to honor our soldiers.
Rochester Veterans Council
Play "Thank a Soldier" by Trish Lester
“Thank a Soldier,” is written and performed by Southern California songwriter, Trish Lester. The song is available as a single MP3 and on Trish’s CD, “Plymouth Belvedere.” Please contact the artist for details -- www.TrishLester.com
An Angelic Poem
Read a beautiful poem by one of the Soldiers' Angels titled...
"Soldier's Angel" --by Jeanne Luttrall
So that "No Soldier May Go Unloved", please consider joining: SoldiersAngels.org
Please visit Lea's Prayers & Postage, Inc. (501c3) to see how you can help! Thanks -Reuben 2012/10/11
If you read or look at nothing else on this website read “Hope Rides Alone” This is the reason for REDSHIRTFRIDAYS!
Start Your Own Red Shirt Friday's Group
If you want to start a working red shirt group like Brookings-Harbor please contact Frank Muller at www.brookings-harbor-redshirts.org they will be more than happy to help in any way they can. If you already have a group organized let us know at RedShirtFridays.org so we can put the word out.
The Milwaukee Fire Department Joins the Nationwide Movement “Red Shirt Friday
My family and I completely support the cause. We come from a long line of military servicemen and are very proud of that. We also have a wonderful history in the Milwaukee Fire Department. Consequently, MFD also supports Red Shirt Fridays. I just want to share the link regarding this and hope that you might mention this on your website (there is a wonderful story that goes along with it). Who knows? Maybe this will lead to every Fire Department, Police Department and civil service organization doing something to keep this going strong!
A proud Aunt of 2 Marines, 3 Firemen and 2 Policemen.
I just found your web site, because of an e-mail I received. I will make Friday's a red shirt day from now on, and will make sure everyone I know does the same. I'm Ordering a shirt to help spread the message.
Please look at what we do, and consider listing us on your links page, because we too support our Troops. For the most part, we are BBQ cooks, that take time out from competing in contests, to cook BBQ Meals (free of charge) for our Soldiers. The next BBQ will be a big one, we are going to FT Hood, Texas to feed about 12,000 at a Welcome home party for Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Calvary. www.bbqforourtroops.com
Please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to join us at an event, we can always use the help!!!! (I'm working on one for later this year at Ft Bragg, NC. we are expecting to feed 10,000+)
David Waun CBO (Chief BBQ Officer) Smokin' Brothers BBQ
USO Coordinator for Operation BBQ, Ohio
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American G.I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
J&P Cycles Honors Troops by Wearing Red
Love what you guys are doing and putting together. We jumped right in when we heard about it. Here’s our write up on our blog.
You must read this poem we received via email: "A Different Christmas Poem"
Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to " The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
All Gave Some - Some Gave All
Staff Sgt. Blake M. Harris died in the line of duty 03/15/07
Sgt. Nicholas J. Lightner died in the line of duty 03/21/07
Red Shirt Fridays At Work
The parents of Staff Sgt. Blake Harris continue to support our troops after the loss of their son.
This is truly a family of heroes and they are an example to us all. May God bless them.
Just a few words.
I started my quiet vigil upon learning what it means to those around us, even when we don’t realize it.
A few of my co-workers and Lew, a Govt inspector were to meet at the airport on Friday morning to fly home. We had worked for 2-3 weeks together, and shared many meals and many stories about our lives and families. We learned that Lew has a son who had been through some pretty rigorous training and been sent overseas with his unit.
When we gathered at the airport, Lew turned to me and sincerely thanked me. I assumed he was thanking me for my part in the inspections that we had just completed. But he explained, unbeknownst to me, that I had supported the Troops by wearing a red shirt that day, being Friday. I confessed that I had seen e-mails in the past supporting this effort, but never took it to heart. The red shirt that day was just another shirt.
I thought about that moment on the plane ride home. And how if just wearing a red shirt meant so much to the father of a soldier. How much more it would mean to others around that one soldier. The soldier’s mother, brothers, sisters, aunts, grandmother, nephews, etc surely would appreciate this small gesture of appreciation. And what about this one soldier? Who may be going through tough times, tough areas, tough choices. Doesn’t that make it all worth it.
My simple decision to wear red on Fridays in support of our US Troops is just a drop of the support that our soldiers really deserve.
It’s been about 2 years and my practice has been noticed at my workplace. One by one I’ve tried to plant the seed of appreciation, and show how such a simple effort can make a difference. I’ve ‘recruited’ several to the cause and was pretty excited when we had a food drive at work the other day and it gave me a chance to ‘rally the troops’ to wear red.
I’m glad to say that we have many who look forward to RedShirtFridays.
We support and lift up our armed forces to God, and ask for his guidance and protection for all.
God Bless the United States of America.
Ted Morris, Nustar Energy
FREETOWN — Deb Allerdt, secretary for the Freetown Fire Department, says she worries every day for her son's safety since he left to serve in Iraq. But the support she sees every Friday when members of the Fire Department and the town's seniors wear red in honor of the troops helps her deal with the stress of knowing her child is in harm's way. "Nothing is for free, especially our freedom. The servicemen and women are working very hard to keep us safe," said Allerdt, mother of Army Capt. Marc Allerdt. "It's a great honor to support the troops and makes you feel good to see everybody wearing red on Friday," she said. Town seniors have been wearing red for the past three years and Fire Department personnel started doing so last year as part of a national movement to support the troops. "We are wearing red to pay tribute to the troops. It's catching on with more and more of the guys and with fire departments all over the country," Fire Chief Gary Silvia said. Barbara Place, director of the Council on Aging, came up with the idea after reading an article a few years ago. "We want the troops to know that we support them fully, no matter where they are in the world," she said. According to Silvia, the department often thinks of Capt. Allerdt, along with Staff Sgt. Chad Bettencourt, a call firefighter who joined the Marine Corps and has since done three combat tours of duty. People wishing to take part in Red Shirt Fridays can either purchase a shirt to identify and support the cause or simply wear a red shirt they already have. According to its website, the mission of redshirtfridays.org "is to show support for our servicemen and women. We are not a political organization. We do not care whether or not one supports or does not support the war. We care only about making our support of our servicemen and women known to our fellow Americans and the world. "We are a silent majority that does not wish to remain silent anymore. We need to let our servicemen and women know we support their sacrifice and we will not forget them and we will do this by wearing red on every Friday."
By KIM LEDOUX
June 16, 2010 12:00 AM
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“Hometown Hero” Andrew Stokey
This is how all our hero’s should come home!
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