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Will you wear BLUE on Fridays?

I received this as an email from a friend.  I wanted to do something besides just forward the email; it’s more important than that.  So, I’ve posted it here, where it can be seen anytime, any day.  Please copy and paste the link and use it on your Facebook page, your Twitter account, your emails….wherever it can go to get some recognition, where people will take up the call to wear BLUE on Friday, every Friday till every service person has come home. 


From the page of the International Picture of the Year Show:
Here are two very touching photos honored this year. 

First Place Photo
Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News 

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey’s body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. 

During the arrival of another Marine’s casket last year at Denver  International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful:

    ‘See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those   

    Marines. You gotta’ wonder what’s going through their minds, knowing that they’re on the plane that brought him home,’ he said.  ‘They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They’re going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.’ 

Second Place Photo
Todd Heisler,  The Rocky Mountain News 

The night before the burial of her husband’s body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag.  Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of ‘Cat,’ and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept.

     ‘I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,’ she said. ‘I think that’s   what he would have wanted’.

 And the one that really tightens MY throat:

Which leads us to this idea: 

 Blue Fridays

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue 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 overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of American citizens support 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. 

We want this to send a deafening message!  We want every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar to wear something BLUE, every Friday until every service person is back on American soil!

By word of mouth, press, TV – every Friday, let’s turn the United States into a sea of BLUE 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 BLUE 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 by example, with class and dignity. 

Wear something blue every Friday.

IF YOU AGREE – you can cut and paste the following into your emails, onto your Facebook pages, Twitter account, but do something to get the word out there! 


Let’s make every Friday a BLUE Friday in support of our troops and our Country!

And remember this:

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.