R.E.D. shirt Friday
I didn't even know this was celebrated until Joe was already deployed last year. After finding this out, and since I work on post with Soldiers everyday, I decided that we needed to make an effort to do this one simple thing. Three of us got matching shirts that we wore for a while. When our casual Friday was taken away, I couldn't wear my t-shirt any more. I went to Kohls on a mission to find a bright red shirt for my Fridays at work. I luckily found one.
While Joe was deployed, an online friend sent me a very special gift, a deployment bracelet from http://www.beadworkbysheree.com/. I LOVE this bracelet and wore it every day that Joe was gone. When a good friend had to watch her husband go to Afghanistan, I paid it forward. Our bracelets are posted below.
And I have found a wonderful treasure online, well, I guess she found me. :) You have to see the amazing 550 cord bracelets and keychains from the Facebook page Paracord Bracelets & Stuff!! I ordered a "Red Friday" bracelet composed of Army digital camo and red cord.
It's Friday, are you wearing your red to support the troops and Remember Everyone Deployed? I know it's not a big thing, I'm not making a huge impact on anything. But with the apathy about our military nowadays, if I can get one person to take a minute to think about a deployed Soldier and their sacrafice for our country, I'll be happy with my RED shirt Fridays. Perhaps they will go one to join a troop writing group or adopt a service member. Every little bit counts.