Bowe Supporters have reported that they’ve planned the following events to support Bowe:
IMPORTANT: Information is current at the time of posting. Please double check for any changes to the event description and times in advance of attending the event.
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You’re invited to join other Bowe Supporters for a special “anywhere you are and everywhere you are event.” What is an “anywhere you are and everywhere you are event”? It’s an event that you can be part of exactly where you are. You can participate at your kitchen table while in your pajamas if you want to! This means that almost everyone can be involved in some way.
The name of the event is “SGT Bowe Bergdahl, US Army – POW *ANYWHERE YOU ARE* 3 Days of Action & Prayer” and it runs from November 27th through 29th. It is being coordinated through Facebook but you don’t need to be on Facebook to participate in it. Even people who don’t use a computer can help to achieve the goals of the event!
With the recent elections, it is very important for our newly elected Members of Congress to understand that there are hundreds of thousands of Bowe Supporters who are working hard to bring Bowe home. It’s also important to remind those who are returning to Congress of the same thing. Our nationally elected officials must know that we are all expecting them to keep Bowe’s rescue a top-level priority and that we are watching to see that they do.
During the 3 Days of Action and Prayer, we’re all joining together to contact our Members of Congress. There are four ways to do this. We can call or email during those days, we can write letters that will arrive at our Congressional Members’ offices during the same period or shortly thereafter. We can also speak with our elected officials face-to-face. We must make them understand that “IT’S TIME TO BRING BOWE HOME!” Please follow HERE to find more information about how to contact Congress and how to locate the contact information for your Congressional delegation.
Another goal of the event is to raise awareness about Bowe’s captivity. Further, part of this particular goal is to encourage those who are just learning about Bowe to translate their awareness into action. We must always remember that while it is very important to tell as many people as possible about Bowe, people must be willing to contact their elected officials and continue to spread the word about Bowe’s plight.
Less than four weeks after this event, many will be celebrating Christmas; the New Year will be following closely behind. The last Christmas that Bowe was able to spend with his family was in 2008. Every year thereafter he has been held captive by those who would delightfully steal the freedom of all Americans. This is a time for all of us to join together in prayer to ask that comfort would be brought to Bowe and his family during what is sure to be an especially difficult time. One can only imagine how painful it must be to have a beloved family member in Bowe’s situation. And it must be even more difficult during the Holidays. That empty place at the Holiday dinner table is a heartbreaking reminder that the Bergdahl family won’t be entirely whole until Bowe is back home where he belongs. Let’s all join together to stand strong for them. Let’s show our support so that the Bergdahl family will know that they are always in our thoughts and prayers. And for those who do not pray, please visualize Bowe home safe and sound with his family. Bowe needs all of the kindness and compassion that his supporters have to offer.
If we all join together, we can also do something a little extra that will send our message of support to Bowe’s family. Bowe’s Facebook page, “Waiting and Advocating for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, US Army – POW” has nearly reached 10,000 members. Will you help to achieve that number by inviting the people you know to become a member of Bowe’s page? When his family members from all across the country look at the page, it will be uplifting for them to see that there are 10,000 standing strong for Bowe on the page alone. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! Follow HERE to go to Bowe’s page.
Working together, we can raise awareness about Bowe’s plight. Keep an eye out for opportunities to tell his story. It might be at work, at school, at the grocery store, at the doctor’s office or on Facebook or Twitter. YOU are his voice- he cannot speak for himself.
Follow HERE to the event page on Facebook so that you can JOIN and show your support. Please INVITE everyone you know to be part of Bowe’s event. If you are on Facebook, you have the option of inviting your friends by using the invite button in the upper right side of the page.
A Reuters news article published on August 7, 2012 offers glimmer of hope for the release of SGT Bowe Bergdahl.
From the article:
The Obama administration, in a move aimed at reviving Afghan peace talks, has sweetened a proposed deal under which it would transfer Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for a U.S. soldier held by Taliban allies in Pakistan.
U.S. officials have hoped the prisoner exchange, proposed as a good-faith move in initial discussions between U.S. negotiators and Taliban officials, would open the door to peace talks between militants and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The revised proposal would send all five Taliban prisoners to Qatar first, said sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. Only then would the Taliban be required to release Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. prisoner of war.
Previously, U.S. officials had proposed dividing the Taliban prisoners into two groups, and requiring Bergdahl’s release as a good-faith gesture to come before the second group of prisoners would be moved out of Guantanamo.
Bergdahl, now 26 years old, disappeared from his base in southern Afghanistan in June 2009 and is believed to be being held by Taliban militants in northwestern Pakistan.
The White House and the Bergdahl family declined to comment on the revised proposal for a deal.
Bowe Supporters on Facebook were both excited and cautiously hopeful when they heard this news.
Also from the article (emphasis added):
U.S. officials stress that the transfer, if it occurs, will be done in accordance with U.S. law, which requires Congress to be notified before any detainees are moved from Guantanamo.
Now is the time for those supporting Sergeant Bergdahl to ramp up efforts to contact their Members of Congress to tell that it is time to Bring Bowe home. For more information about how to contact your elected officials, follow HERE.
We honor all of those who serve America in America’s Armed Forces.
THE PRIDE OF OUR COUNTRY
Today as before, our brave do fight
For a land they love, a flag so right
The pride of our country, yes they are
The strength of our nation, best by far
Just as our brave from each war gone by
They march for us proudly, flag held high
From all over this land they come to serve
They’re taught by the best, this they deserve
When troops give their all, the world does see
Whether serving on land, in the air, or at sea
The pride from this country, march through war
With home drawn strength, held deep in their core
Our best are so awesome; their loved ones well know
May God guide their journey where they – for us – go
What these brave must have is support from their own
The love from their people, firm thankfulness shown
Our greatest achievement is that we’re still free
Please take time and ponder who caused this to be
by Roger J. Robicheau