R.E.D. Friday is an acronym that stands for Remember Everyone Deployed. The tradition started with civilians in America, wearing a clothing item in the color red on Friday. These special days were originally created to remind people of our heroes overseas and to show them that we are thinking of them. The acronym originated from an email chain in 2005, and is continuing on strong today.
Honor our active duty service members by remembering everyone deployed
A search of the hashtag “#REDFriday” on social media will pull up some NFL Kansas City Chiefs fans, but for us R.E.D. Friday is a patriotic show of support for our deployed troops overseas and a nod to our Veteran coworkers. Our team at VA the Fairway wears red on Fridays to honor those two communities. We wear them to the office, out to meetings, and wherever we go on Friday’s. Join us in wearing red each and every Friday to show your support.
You can select anything red from your closet to support, or consider buying a R.E.D. Friday shirt from a company like Oscar Mike. We’ve seen coworkers wearing red shoes, red ties, red hats, anything goes really! The shirts from Oscar Mike are a great option as well. The Oscar Mike Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 public non-profit formed for the purpose of supporting their mission of keeping Veterans on-the-move. All of their gear is made in the U.S.A.
Additional ways to support deployed service members
In addition to wearing red on Friday’s, there are other things you can do to support our troops. Consider sharing the R.E.D. Friday message across social media, volunteer helping a Veteran focused organization, send care packages or letters to deployed troops or consider shopping from a Veteran owned business. Click here to view some of our favorite Veteran owned businesses.
As par of our ongoing support for our active duty clients and their families, we routinely send packages to deployed units overseas. We hear the the packages are a huge hit amount the troops.
Thank you for joining us in honoring, serving and remembering the troops that are serving and have served our great nation!