Ordinary People--Making A Difference--Let's All Stand Up And Be Counted!

United States
April 3, 2007 4:20am CST
I just had a email that I was very impressed with. I looked at the video in it and had tears running down my cheeks by the time it ended. It is a beautiful man that is making sure when our soldiers step back on American soil again he is there waiting to greet them and welcome them home. What a beautiful thing to do. This is everyday he does this. Unlike the vietnam war where our soldiers received a different kind of greeting. The things the soldiers were called were cold and unfeeling on our part. It matters not whether you believe in the war or not. Our precious young men and women need to know we support them irregardless of our viewpoint of the war. Here is the link that tells the story. https://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/welcome_hero.asp The name of the story is: A Heartwarming Story About A Person Who Is Making A Difference.
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@gberlin (3836)
3 Apr 07
What a great story! We need more people like Bert Brady who are willing to take the time to make a returning soldier feel welcomed. Thank you Bert Brady and all the other members of the 'Welcome home a hero' program.
• United States
3 Apr 07
I think this man, Bert Brady, is a man above men. He realized our soldiers needed a welcome home and took it upon himself to do it. Who says one person can not make a difference. He did make a difference and that should be a light to us that even if we are only one person we can do something to help. Even if it is something like he did. It is a small thing but has a strong and powerfull message behind it. Let us all take the time to give Bert a good old fashioned clap on the back and a shouting of Good Job Bert, for caring!
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I have seen this report and what a blessing this man must be to so many of our service men and women. It's also a blessing to hear some 'good' in the news rather than the typical negative and bad stuff. If people would only realize what a difference they can make for the good of others with just simple actions.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
Yes, Faith, It only takes one person to make a difference. When you look at the video that is on this story you can see how touched our soldiers are. I myself had tears streaming down my face. To see someone take this kind of action to let our soldiers know that they are loved and welcomed back here. This was not the story with the vietnam war. People were unfeeling and rude to our soldiers coming back from that war. They were not welcomed home. They were among other things called baby killers. The news media has a tendiscy to center on the bad that happens to the people in the country but fails to show what happened truly involving the soldiers.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 07
Sunshinelady thank you for sharing this, it is very touching and there are still People about that care, he should not be Person of the week, he should be Person of Life
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I agree with you one hundred and ten percent. As far as I am concerned he is a great person. Our soldiers need to know that we stand behind them one hundred percent whether or not we believe in the war.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I think it is wonderful and such a needed thing for these soldiers, to be appreciated for what they do. One can never have enough support and soldiers are people too.
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@janaraji (154)
• India
22 May 08
great information!! thanks!! doing good for others gives comfort to the heart dubai jana
@Mwanza1 (345)
• Kenya
20 May 07
And to add to this lets not ignore the small daily diffrences we can make, which over time add up to big differences we cannot foresee.