Remember Everyone Deployed’s (RED) mission is to show solidarity and support for our deployed servicemembers every Friday until they return home to their families, carry the message to national levels, and serve the military community and their families by showing that they are never forgotten.
Our mission started in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune “Home of the Expeditionary Forces in Readiness”.
Money raised from fundraisers, grants, and donations will provide resources and services to deployed service members and their families.
There is no exact origin on how RED Fridays came about. However, there are many stories and news articles about various people who have started the “RED” movement in different parts of the United States. Fox news reported from Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania that
“Cecil Cooper, a student in the Department of Geo-sciences and Army veteran, began the program on April 3rd, 2015. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff gathered together on campus to launch the awareness campaign but the ultimate mission is a lasting tradition that became engrained into the community. Wearing a specific colored shirt might seem like a trivial act, but the meaning behind it is significant. It translates to mean that as you prepared for your day, you recognized that others are playing an active role to allow you to go to work or class with relative peace of mind that you are safe. Our service members are on call 24 hours a day, seven days per week, 52 weeks per year. They willingly ensure our safety and freedom. Let’s wear red and make it a point to Remember Everyone Deployed!”
It is the sole mission of Remember Everyone Deployed to unite all Americans who support this cause and have the entire United States wearing RED on Fridays.