What an amazing way to let soldiers serving the USA know we are truly thinking of them. It is a way to express gratitude and truly remember that there are people serving all over the world to protect our great country. Here's a little about what I learned about how it all started. And also included a link in case you would like a red shirt ...we liked this outfit because the money is being donated to help out military families
RED is an acronym that stands for Remember Everyone Deployed. R.E.D. Friday was created to remind people of our heroes overseas and show that we are thinking of them. People across the country wear red every Friday to serve as a reminder and spread the message of how important it is that we keep our troops in our thoughts.
Eventually, a guy by the name of Lloyd (Doc) Hofmeister became involved in the Canadian RED Shirt Fridays and decided to take it [back] to America. Lloyd started a website called redshirtfridays.org because, “I [Lloyd] know what it is like to be half a world away from your life, to feel that no one cares, and to come home to be humiliated and ashamed of your service.”
Lloyd says on his website,
"I have come full circle now. I am no longer ashamed and I realize I never should have been! My hope is that none of our armed forces will ever have to go through this again. I have seen firsthand how troop morale is as important as basic training. If morale is low, mistakes are made and people die.
Our job is to support our troops and in the process we can help to increase their morale by showing we care. Let's face it, your show of appreciation could very well save someone's son or daughter's life."
And so RED Shirt Friday spread across the U.S. thanks to military families, spouses, organizations like Soldiers’ Angels and Americans who want to make sure that our heroes overseas know they are supported. Join us!
Being a part of R.E.D. Friday is easy: just wear red on Friday and tell your friends why! You can also submit your RED Friday selfie on our Facebook page to appear in our RED Friday collage every week. We also have RED Friday T-shirts in our angel store. Proceeds go to our efforts of ensuring no soldier goes unloved.
ABrotherhood has military gifts for the air force, marines, army, coast guard, navy and for first responders. We are proud to be Americans and love our country.