Saturday, February 28, 2009

Its moving time

As of May 1st this is where we'll be hanging our hats.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Will you give this to my Daddy?

Will you give this to my Daddy?

As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support 'Red Fridays.'

Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in
the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to
clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the
greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they
began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to
their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered
for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who
still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung
heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go
to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our
service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up
to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi.'

The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for

The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, s aid he
would try and what did she want to give to her Daddy.. Then suddenly the
little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she
could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney,
told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq
for 11 months now As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney
missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of
the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other
servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing
with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to
Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told
me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just
met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told
me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home
very soon.'

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young
soldier stood t o his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing
no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towa rds their gate, people resumed
their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were
very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of
selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling
down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and
thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day , it's good
to be an American.

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 some thing 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..





Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

good day

1hr 15 and felt pretty good. power seems to be coming around. See Ya..........................

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