War is a terrible thing! At times it seems senseless and unending as men and women put their lives on the line in service to our great Country. As a Veteran I can assure you that no one wants to endure the horrors of war but it is an obligation that is unfortunately necessary. I can remember many years ago returning to my Country on an Air Force charter, in the belly of the jet were six caskets carrying proud Marines that made the ultimate sacrifice. I will remember being on that plane the rest of my life. I remember with pride bringing our soldiers home.
Don’t mean to sound so somber today but it just got me thinking as to why we all should be extra mindful about our great Vets.
I use the word “extra” because I think we can all do something that will bring more focus on those who have and are making America the greatest nation in the world. It is really very simple.
It’s called BLUE FRIDAY and no it is not my idea, I just heard about it and thinks it is more than just good; I think it is necessary. BLUE FRIDAY calls upon the silent majority who support our troops to demonstrate our commitment to them and wear blue clothing each and every Friday until our troops come safely home. It is a small gesture but one that can gather momentum and send a message to those who serve. By word of mouth, press, social media, and television lets make the United States a “sea of blue” each and every Friday. It will demonstrate our appreciation, support, and prayers. BLUE FRIDAY can only happen if each of you get on board and spread the word. That is your mission. AWY will do its part, we ask that you do yours and make this mission a reality.
A couple more side-notes from AWY World Headquarters. If you have not yet heard and seen the AMERICA WANTS YOU music video do yourselves a favor and give it a listen and a look. Jon Lee and Mac Davis did a fabulous job and it is beyond inspirational and moving. It is available on our website, FB page, YouTube, and iTunes. Call your local TV and radio stations and tell them to play it in appreciation of our Veterans.
Don’t forget our digital billboard. It’s fun and sends a great message. And don’t forget to let us know what you are thinking. AWY is just the messenger of your voice.
God bless all of you for supporting AWY and God bless the men and women who have and are making our great Nation safe and free.
John S. Pike