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    I dont recall seeing this particular message get posted here, athough there have been several like it. It arrived in my afternoon email at work, but with the firewall problems, I decided to wait till I got home to post it. Hope this damn thing works...

    {and I dont really think that it matters that this purported to be "Canadian" either....}

    Proud to be a Soldier!!! From the daughter of a Soldier...

    Last week I was in Trenton, Ontario, 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 act's of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, 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 Canadian 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," to the little girl then she asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

    The young soldier, he didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said 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, said her daughters name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in
    Afghanistan 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 to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no
    more than 6 feet away from this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began
    to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I
    stood there applauding and looked around, their 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 a Canadian.

    Red Friday Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on in
    case this takes off.

    RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red
    every Friday. The reason? Canadian 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,
    boist erous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to
    reflect our message or our opinions.

    Many Canadians, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize
    that the vast majority of Canada 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,
    send ing a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded Canadian who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

    By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the Canada 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 Canada 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.

    IF YOU AGREE -- THEN SEND THIS ON.. IF YOU COULD CARE LESS THEN HIT THE DELETE BUTTON.. IT IS YOUR CHOICE.

    THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED---- SO WEAR RED! --- Lest we
    Forget, Lest we Forget.
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!


    Actually, the "call" to wear red on Fridays came out about two months ago, through one of our Base Newspapers. Athough this story was not with it at the time. Of course I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the story above.
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    Default Nice story, but someone has changed it from American to Canadian

    http://www.snopes.com/glurge/daughter.asp

    The Daughter of a Soldier


    Glurge: Soldier delivers kiss to little girl from her father.

    Status: Undetermined:

    Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]

    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 act's of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, 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 she asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, he didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said 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 daughters 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 to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, their 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.

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    HAHAAHAAAA, right down to the typos that were in the original message I received earlier. I just couldn't stand to see grammar butchered too much.

    The bit about wearing red on Fridays did come out in the Maple Leaf in March.... or maybe April. Sometime around then anyhow. Might even have been Feb, when I was visiting in Petahoo-hoo.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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