Back home on leave from Iraq, SFC Aaron Sylvester was here with his wife Katy and daughters Grace (the younger one, to the left) and Ruth. The Sylvesters were among the military families who joined us on Armed Forces Day.
It was a positive, uplifting night as we had a nice crowd turn out to honor our troops. I want to personally thank Linda Long and our friends from Supporting Our Families & Troops (S.O.F.T.). They did an unbelievable job setting up the details for this night. They decorating the stadium and the parking lot with signs and yellow ribbons galore. They provided the night’s playlist of patriotic songs. They coordinated our pre-game ceremony. They put a lot of energy, thought, and passion into making this night a memorable success.
Thank you also to all of the veterans and military and their families who were part of our tribute.
Thank you to all of you fans who came out to show your support.
Thank you, especially, to all of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who continue to defend our freedom as Americans.
This summer, we are partnering with S.O.F.T. on another care-package drive, planned for July 7. We encourage you to donate items that Linda and her crew will send overseas, to show our appreciation for our troops and the sacrifices they make for our country.