New York Giants and Jets Honor Veterans

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For this Veteran’s day, the New York Jets and New York Giants game Sunday afternoon honored veterans as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service initiative.  With personnel and players clad in patriotic gear, the New York Jets and New York Giants showed their appreciation for American heroes.  

Prior to the game, the Black Daggers Parachute team part of the Special Forces of Fort Bragg the United States Army descended from a UH-60 helicopter.  During warm-ups and halftime, players from both the New York Jets and New York Giants showed their gratitude for veterans and servicemen and women and their families in attendance.  Le’Veon Bell said, “Do it for our troops who did it for us”.

Soldiers to Sidelines, a group dedicated to “expanding the coaching skills of former and current military members” worked with the New York Jets a few days prior to the game in a coaching seminar.   They learned some valuable information from New York Jets personnel.

The New York Giants have always supported and honored veterans in any way they can.  They have invited them to games and made them feel appreciated. One former New York Giant, punter Steve Weatherford is the epitome of patriotism and shows his pride and appreciation for the veterans any chance he gets.  Weatherford rallies his family on every patriotic holiday to honor the troops and their families in any way they can.

Just recently, former New York Giant great Justin Tuck wrote a letter to United States Navy Veteran Michael Cathcart, thanking him for his service and letting him know how he appreciates all of the veterans and current servicemen and women for all that they have done and continue to do.

Another New York Giant that is dedicated to honoring veterans and those who serve, is Golden Tate.  Just yesterday in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, Tate wore  Salute to Service cleats by Nomad customs saying he was “forever grateful for our troops and the sacrifices they make. You continue to inspire me on and off the field!”.  Through his Golden Future Foundation, Tate and his wife Elise have held numerous events to support our nation’s heroes and their families.  The Golden Future Foundation holds a wonderful event called “Stars and Strikes”, gone on a USO tour and has done so many nice things to show the Tates’ appreciation for our troops and their loved ones!

The New York Jets and New York Giants organizations as a whole including players and coaches showed their admiration for the gallant men and women who served and continue to.  They say America is the land of the free, because of the brave and that could not be truer!  It is truly wonderful to see America’s heroes being honored because they deserve that and so much more.  We would not have the game of football if it wasn’t for these courageous men and women.