Please Read and pass on if u can

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  1. kittykat

    kittykat Gold Member

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    The Story Begins

    Last week I was in West London 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 acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, 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 Briton 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 enjoy our home without fear of 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 knelt down and said 'hi,' the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

    The young soldier didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy.

    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 daughter’s name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now.

    As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

    When this temporarily single mum 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 mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mum.

    I was standing no more than 6 feet away as 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, there were very few dry eyes, including my own.

    That young soldier in one last act of moment 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 Englishman.
     
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  3. soccermom

    soccermom I AM A WEMITT x

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    My eyes filled up reading that, thank you so much for sharing xx
     
  4. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    What a beautiful post, I have cried reading it, how kind of those soldiers to take time to help a little girl and her mom.

    God Bless our brave soldiers and bring them all home soon.
     
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    Chubby-Chels Full Member

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    Wow! Amazing xxxx
     
  6. jayne3110

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    Yep I am in tears as well
     
  7. henna!

    henna! I can do this............

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    What a wonderful post! Thank you!
     
  8. sarahandmolly

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    That is such a lovely post. Shed a tear xx
     
  9. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    It is a lovely post, and I cried when I read it...however, its actually an american tale. British Service men do not use airports that civilians use due to security issues. I work for the army.
     
  10. kittykat

    kittykat Gold Member

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    Mrs V had it emailed to me so thought i would share
     
  11. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    It is lovely though Hun...as I said, I cried when I read it as it brought it home to me!
    A person that I work with emailed it to me, so its making its way around the British Army too! Lol.
    Thank you for posting it Hun.
    xxx
     
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    very moving, lovely post x
     
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    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    Yes I saw it on another non-SW forum too and it was an american. But at the end of the day it's really just spam and by forwarding it on to other people you are just contributing to the problem. It's no different than forwarding on a chain letter or an invitation to buy little blue pills. So I would urge people not to send it on :)
     
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    Spam or not circles it is still worth while and as i said in the title pass on if u can im not forcing anyone !!
     
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    klare A Girls Got 2 Do ...

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    i have read this tons of times in various different places on the internet and been 'spammed' with it loads of times and i think its the only spam I dont mind getting :)
    Every time i read it , it makes me cry.
    We should all be very proud of our service people, american or british, and also very proud of the people supporting them back home ( like the courtney's)
    thankyou for sharing it once again.
    x
     
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    That was really moving it made me cry reading it.

    nettie xx
     
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    In various versions, this story has been circulating since 2006. No-one seems to know if it is true or not. Perhaps it doesn't really matter.
     
  19. Lynne2809

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    It doesn't matter which army the soldiers are in they are all fighting for one purpose to try and bring some peace to the world. It may or may not be classed as spam but one thing is for sure if I was that mom and thank god I am not but anything be it true or false that helps a child believe that their daddy is thinking about them can only be a good thing.

    It is hard enough for any parent and child to be separated but knowing that there is a chance you may never see eachother again deserves any help along the way to help that child cope.

    So me for one has passed it on.

    Thanks for posting it ! xx
     
  20. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Thank you!! Really moving! I've gone all shivery!!X
     
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    Thanks for sharing this post - my dad was in the army and served in northern ireland and the falklands I remember cherising every letter he sent home and can remember being told off for being sick on my pretty dress in anticipation of his arrival at the airport to collect him after 8 months away - and then as soon as I saw him bolting towards him in my knickers and vest!! brings tears to my eyes to think about what thes boys are doing out there x
     
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