Last week, I heard from a friend of mine in Albuquerque that a great many people who live there have started wearing a piece of red clothing every Friday. Any garment: a shirt, a sweater, a cap, whatever. Any shade of red; it doesn't matter. 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're not organized. We are not boisterous. We are not over-bearing. We get no coverage from any "progressive" media sources to reflect our opinions. We are just quietly expressing our feelings and our beliefs.
Many Americans, like my friend in Albuquerque and me, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of Americans do support our troops -- proudly, silently and with dignity.
Showing solidarity and support for our troops, with dignity and respect, started a couple of Fridays ago, and will continue each and every Friday until all of our troops come home, thereby sending a deafening message that "Every red-blooded American who supports our military men and women afar will wear something red on Fridays."
By word of mouth, television, radio and press, let's make the United States a sea of red every Friday. If every one of us who loves this country and all it stands for will share this idea with friends, family and co-workers, it won't be long before the USA is covered in red and our troops will know the "silent majority" is on their side more than ever -- certainly more than the media lets on.
So, let's get the word out in the Rim Country, and in all of Arizona, and join our other 49 states in wearing red on Fridays and supporting our troops.
Buck Horn, Payson