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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wear Red on Fridays...Support our Troops

Note from Sallyann: From an e-mail I received tonight.

OK - Everybody listen up. Stand up. Be counted. Wear your red hats, red
shoes, red shirt, red pants, anything red. Let our young men and women know
you are here for them!!!!!! Veterans - Our Nation's Most Precious National
Resource 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 over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to
reflect our message or our opinions. 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 each and
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, 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 long
before the USA 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. I sent this out to everyone on my email list.
Will you? WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. THEIR
BLOOD RUNS RED-WEAR RED! MOST OF ALL - GOD BLESS AMERICA

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I hope you syndicate this blog. I would love to get it in my aggregator. However, I'm just learning how to set it up. If I didn't spend so much time on embedded project system work. That's the type of programming or development I'm in to and it takes up most of my day. I'll get the system down soon though.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Kitty Pierce Lindley Historian said...

Hi Sally,
Getting side/tracked on another project in regards to military history in Lindley.
Clayton's history states that there were about 40 men from here who were in the 86th Inf. in Civil War. Some of the more prominent ones were Cook, Morgan, Harrower, Thurber, Riffle,Vastbinder and Miller.Delos Westcott who has a gravestone in the Lindsley Burying Ground died in a Washington hospital. Of all the outfits from here, this one seemed to have the largest number of men serving.
My question is-Do any of your readers have a relative who served in this outfit and do they have any records that they would share for the Historian's files?

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Larry Orr said...

The 86th NY was known as the Steuben Rangers,formed early in war and company F(I think) were Lindley volunteers.It is honored with a monument where they fought at Gettysburg.The other infantry reg. with a large Lindley group was the 107th NY formed a year later.John(J.J.)Orr was a captain in this outfit and later built the house Mark Swan lives in now.
William Orr from Presho served in the 50th NY engineers and my grandmother's father Charles Crans(Presho also)-10th NY Cavalry.I'm lucky to have letters from William and Charles' sword.

11:52 PM  

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