Total Titans remembers some true heroes on Memorial Day

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Total Titans wishes all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day. Many people will celebrate the three-day weekend with picnics, backyard cookouts, days on the lake, and other festive activities.

In the midst of your holiday celebration, I urge you to remember Pat Tillman and others like him who have given true meaning to the reason why we recognize this special day.

Tillman and twenty-five other former NFL members are among the many thousands who have given their lives in service to our country. Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army Rangers, one of the most unselfish acts I have witnessed in the sports world.

I have previously opined that the words “hero” and “courage” are overused in sports but Cardinals executive Michael Bidwell phrased the concept much better than I did”

“In sports we have a tendency to overuse terms like courage and bravery and heroes and then someone like Pat Tillman comes along and reminds us what those terms really mean.”

Tillman, who was coached in Arizona by Titans assistant coach Dave McGinnis, lost his life in Afghanistan in the war against terrorism.

Other former NFL members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country are recognized in this article on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.

As you remember these true heroes and their sacrifices, please also enjoy a safe holiday with your family and friends.

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