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 overbearing.

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 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, and 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, co-workers, friends, and family, it will not be ling before the USA is covered in red and it will let our troops know the once 'silent majority' in 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 ON FRIDAY'S.

--from John Goins, '65 -- My friend, Paul Sandmeyer, began one of the Red Fridays in St. James, Minnesota. He was my friend since we were at Fort Bliss and in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 2006 and passed away in January 2007. This cause is still continued by his family and they continue to sell t-shirt, sweatshirts, etc. as a fundraiser in order to send packages to the troops at the website below and at the Hickory Inn in St. James, Minnesota.

For more information, contact DANA FRENCH, Paul's daughter at 308-830-1798 or e-mail to: Pauls Troops

More Information: website: Paul's Troops Support

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