NFL players helped military heroes this week. During the Super Bowl, players are crazy busy with the media, sponsors and oh yea, getting ready to play the game of their career. I gotta give props to the NFL and on how they took special time to make a difference to returning warriors from Afg and wounded warriors alike. Not many big time events go to the lengths that the NFL did to recognize and appreciate the military.
Making a difference
Last year the NFL and the military joined up as well “It is a privilege to represent our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the coin-toss ceremony,” General Petraeus told American Forces Press Service. ” Additional events in the past included
- Teams designating home games as special “Military Recognition Games”
- The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performed at halftime for Super Bowl VI in 1972,
- Air Force Tops in Blue did the same in 1985 for Super Bowl XIX.
In the End
Players will leave the big “D” on Sunday winners or losers. However, in One Marine’s View, I think after this week the ultimate winners that will cherish this experience for a long time will be the warriors who got treated like kings this week. A big hat tip to the NFL for making a difference and going the extra mile for those that give all if required.
Who will be the winner of the Super Bowl? Tell me in the comments.
Read the DOD article here NFL Continues Military Partnership at Super Bowl
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden