We tend to see our boys in Crimson as heroes with all the joy and frustration they bring to us each year. We think of Cody and Rocky Block or Gmac’s best interpretation of a ballerina during the SECCG and we think they are heroes. Fact of the matter is that all the joy our team brings us as well as all the great things this country has brought us came at a price.
Tomorrow is Veteran’s day and we should take a moment and think of all the people who have fought and died for this great country. Take time out of your day and thank a service member past or present for their service to this great country. By their blood and sweat we can enjoy freedom to express our opinions on coaches, teams, so forth and enjoy football in the good ole United of States.
A little story, My dad spent six tours in Vietnam to be able to go to the University of Alabama and to get his medical degree. When he returned after all those years of deployment to come to college, people spit on him and called him a baby killer. All he did was fight for his country and did what he was ordered to do. Last year on Veteran’s day, while he was at the Vietnam memorial looking at the names of his buddies who hadn’t come back, a kid came up and thanked him for his service to his country. It was the first time I saw tears in my dad’s eyes. He thanked the kid and said, “That is all I ever wanted to hear.” So it does mean a lot to our heroes.
So from the bottom of my heart, I thank all the men and women who have fought for the United States. To all those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your families.
God Bless the United States and Roll Tide Roll!