ENJOYING WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL?
WHY NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS?
We are pleased to announce the success of our Super Bowl Care Packages for the Troops. Donors have stepped up from Green Bay to Pittsburgh and all points in between to show support for the team they are rooting for in particular and our Troops in general. The PACKERS fans have donated hundreds of care packages for the troops, for 211 Yards while not far behind, STEELERS fans amassed 94 yards.
THE SUPERBOWL IS UNDERWAY – BUT NO MATTER WHO WINS THE GAME, LET’S MAKE SURE OUR TROOPS WIN TOO WITH A GENEROUS SHIPMENT OF CARE PACKAGES!
Over 106 million people in the United States watched Super Bowl XLIV last year, a record for a TV broadcast, surpassing the final M.A.S.H. episode. Estimates have put the worldwide audience much higher than that. This year is no different, with many estimating the TV audience to match or surpass last year and for a record crowd of 111,000 to be on hand at Cowboys Stadium. These are staggering numbers, but not surprising for an event that stops all of America for a Sunday afternoon and brings families, friends, coworkers and even perfect strangers together.
For many troops serving overseas they will have a brief respite from their daily routines to watch the game on the Armed Forces Network. Today is no different than any other, except they will long for the tailgates, parties and fun of Super Bowl Sunday back home.
HERE IS A PICTURE OF TROOPS AT CAMP LEATHERNECK IN AFGHANISTAN WATCHING THE SUPERBOWL RIGHT NOW!
But the reality for all troops is that the job will go on. That is why it is imperative that we continue to keep our military and its finest men and women in our thoughts and actions now and into the future.
While we fire up the grill, glaze the hot wings, pile the cheese on the nachos and crack open our favorite beverage I challenge each of us to think for a moment about our troops and how they make possible a day like this. In this day and age the word hero is used far too loosely, referring to football players, other athletes and celebrities that dominate our daily lives and culture.
But we should take this opportunity to truly teach our children what the term hero means and stands for.
Real heroes are the brave men and women who voluntarily fight for our freedoms and put their lives on the line each and every day so our nation can take a Sunday afternoon to celebrate a game. So enjoy your party, cheer loudly for your team, eat, drink and be merry, but at the end of the day please remember the sacrifices this great nation and its heroes have made throughout history so hundreds of millions of Americans can gather for this annual event.
And don’t forget to sponsor a Care Package to a unit representing your team. It is not too late to choose a side and see which team’s fans will Support The Troops more.