Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Salute to Our Troops by the NFL

At Rothco, two of the things we love most of all are the U.S. military and NFL football. Obviously, as a company that has provided gear to soldiers for decades, we have a steadfast and heartfelt belief in those who defend our country's freedom and the sacrifice they and their families make. At the same time, we looooooove NFL football. In fact, just for fun, we have a pool around the company as to who can pick the most games right each week. I'm also a New York Giants season ticket holder and most everyone here has a favorite team be it the Giants, the New York Jets or one of many out-of-town teams.

With that in mind, it's quite heartening to see the support the NFL has shown for our troops. Back at the beginning of the season, at the first Monday Night Football game, the New York Jets paid tribute to our armed services  by having 200 servicemen and women unfurl a huge American flag over the field.

This month, in honor of Veteran's Day, all 32 NFL teams will be honoring our armed forces in one way or another. The first ever NFL-Tillman Military Scholar will be honored at the Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday, a partnership between the NFL and the Pat Tillman Foundation. 

Lastly, here's a tribute by the Bleacher Report to NFL players who have served their country overseas. It includes all-time greats like Charlie Joiner, Ray Nitschke, Roger Staubach and Otto Graham.
The Rothco family would like to take this time to thank all of those who have served our wonderful country. We are forever in your debt. Hope you enjoy the games this Sunday.

John Ottaviano

P.S. For those interested in finding out more about Pat Tillman, there is a new movie entitle "The Tillman Story" that is out in theaters now. Here on Long Island, you can see it tonight at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.

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