Wife of fallen Green Beret video

Dyjital

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Thanks @clearconscience, now I have to get a nonsense wipe at 8:00 in the morning to wipe the nonsense from my cheeks.



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I don't mourn the death of somebody who volunteered their life fighting for a cause they believe in. I mourn the family loss.
 
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Reminds me of this passage.
These stories always start the allergies for me.



Escorting A Soldier Home


Last week, while traveling to Chicago
on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant
traveling with a folded flag, but I did not
put two and two together.

After we boarded our flight, I turned to
the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit
in First Class (across from me), and
inquired if he was heading home.

No, he responded.

Heading out I asked?

No. I'm escorting a soldier home.

Going to pick him up?

No. He is with me right now.
He was killed in Iraq , I'm taking him
home to his family.

The realization of what he had been
asked to do hit me like a punch to the
gut. It was an honor for him. He told
me that, although he didn't know the
soldier, he had delivered the news of
his passing to the soldier's family and
felt as if he knew them after many
conversations in so few days.

I turned back to him, extended my hand,
and said, Thank you. Thank you for doing
what you do so my family and I can do
what we do.

Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped
short of the gate and made the following
announcement over the intercom:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to
note that we have had the honor of having
Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine
Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a
fallen comrade back home to his family.
I ask that you please remain in your seats
when we open the forward d oor to allow
Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive
his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the
seat belt sign."

Without a sound, all went as requested. I
noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as
it was brought off the plane, and his action
made me realize that I am proud to be an
American.

So here's a public Thank You to our military
Men and Women for what you do so we can
live the way we do.

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 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, coworkers, 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."
 

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