NFL teams went to social media on Memorial Day to honor those who have lost their lives for their country. Since the NFL season isn't played during Memorial Day, players coaches and staff members made sure to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The NFL is very familiar with those who have served their country as former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman left the team in 2002 to serve in the U.S. Army. In 2004, Tillman was killed by friendly fire. His No. 40 jersey was retired by the Cardinals, and the team put him in their Ring of Honor. He has also won many military awards, including the Purple Heart and the Silver Star.
"Pat Tillman's story is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring," The Los Angeles Times said. "It is full of courage and sacrifice and taunts of what-if scenarios, like so many who died in service before him and after. It is the type of story Memorial Day was designed to honor." Here's a look at NFL teams honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.
Today we honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/1XvaKHmjdK— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) May 25, 2020
Today and every day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.May 25, 2020
Forever grateful for those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/wKeYZD1UST— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 25, 2020
Today, and every day, we remember and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe. pic.twitter.com/Ieukf8ryDH— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) May 25, 2020
Today & every day we honor & remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. pic.twitter.com/XhDAJPrsXP— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) May 25, 2020
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice 🇺🇸May 25, 2020
Remember and honor the true Saints today 🙏 pic.twitter.com/bYRjOHMjMJ— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) May 25, 2020
Today, and every day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/GU6OSXSqiv— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 25, 2020
To all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/9wO4Y6gXWn— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 25, 2020
Today we remember those who sacrificed everything for our safety and freedom. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/PXElMJHJsE— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 25, 2020
Today we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/GDT4i5v9WN— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 25, 2020
Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.May 25, 2020