[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Strait[/lastfm] asked one thing of his fans this year. He wants everyone to wear red on Friday, and it was not just for Christmas Eve.
George Strait wants to start Red Shirt Fridays every Friday all year long to show support for the U.S. Troops. If you didn’t know, George enlisted in the Army in 1971 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as part of the 25th Infantry Division, being honorably discharged in 1975. So this support really hits home from himself:
“Starting this Friday, we are going to wear red shirts to every Friday’s tour date, and we encourage the fans to do the same,” states the country icon. “I want to see a building full of red shirts, if possible.”
“The holidays are a time to be with your family and friends and to be thankful, and I can’t think of a better gift to the women and men serving our country than to show them how much we appreciate them and are thinking about them,” he explains. “It’s a small but together it does make a difference especially for those who can’t be here with us.”
So I’ve got my red on today and will be wearing red every Friday from now on, are you going to do your share as well?