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I Wear Red Socks on Fridays

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I Wear Red Socks on Fridays - The Story

Two young friends decided to explore the world. When it came time for one of them to return home they decided they needed something to represent their friendship, the memories they had made and their shared passion for adventures to come. They remembered a story they had been told, a story of courage and friendship that moved and inspired them to begin a new journey together, no matter where their separate paths may lead them.

The story belonged to Sidney Feinson, a South African war veteran. Feinson joined the army in 1941. He was captured during the battle of Tobruk along with 97 other South African Soldiers and sent to a prison camp in Italy. After 12 months Feinson and two friends with the help of a beautiful young Italian girl and a priest made their escape. They made their way to the Swiss border, hiding in homes and churches of the resistance along the way in order to escape the German troops.
Feinson and his friends decided to make a pact in order to commemorate lost friends, those who did not manage to escape and those who died in battle - they would wear RED SOCKS as a symbol of friendship, unity and remembrance. It is this story of brotherhood and human connection that initiated a red sock Friday community - an international phenomenon dedicated to fostering the same spirit Feinson and his friends grew as a tribute to their friends and the journey they shared.
Now through I Wear Red Socks on Fridays, RED SOCKERS around the world are embarking on their own journeys, inspired and passionate about the lives they live and all collecting their own stories to share and unite with those around them.

Interesting connections...between I Wear Red Socks on Fridays and Partially Hearing
Sidney Feinson has a great niece who is one of a twin and is partially deaf.
Roy Feinson (son) is one of the inventors of predictive text for the hearing impaired on cell phones.
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