Thursday, 14 January 2010

Red Friday - a very good idea

I saw this and thought what a great idea....


Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday.
The reason?
British men 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.


david scott said...

"Support Our Troops." Used early in the invasion and occupation of Iraq as a reply to the cries of the anti-war movement, this patriotic slogan has undergone a metamorphosis. As the scores of mentally disturbed soldiers return from the battle fields to their home-towns and try to re-integrate into society, their friends and families are learning that no amount of support can ever heal the psychological wounds that soldiers suffer. Don't tell me they are fighting for my freedom, because that is pure garbage! I invite you to my political discussion blog: I especially like to receive comments from those who disagree with me…

David Clifford said...

Dear Mr Scott

I think you have missed the point with respect. This is not about you and what you want, this is about our troops and what they want. And being part of a military garrison, I think we are perhaps a little more in touch with that than you are. Our troops in the field also realise that if the battle was not fought there these fanatics would be launching assaults in the west, which those with bad memories forget were being planned and implemented before we were on operation in these areas. Nice to hear your views however which you are free to express unlike the area where our troops are currently serving if they were not there.

Regardless of the politics, wearing red is not in support of the policy it simply says, regardless of our own individual views, I support our brave troops risking there lives daily while we just talk about it back here in safety. Rant at the government against the war, but find a place in your hearts for brave young soldiers in the prime of their lives laying it on the line daily.
Of them I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration and your comments have demonstrated to me more than ever how so many confuse policy makers with good people on the ground doing extremely dangerous work. I am not surprised. Not angry. Simply dissappointed

I do not support the government but I support our brave troops.

Red Friday for the soldiers on the ground risking everything.