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Veterans Day

On November 11 is Veterans day. It signifies the end of WW1. Around the world and until 1953 in America its known as Armistice day. In 1953 Al King of Emporia, KS chose to expand it honor all Veterans. In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill to change the day to Veterans Day. Its a day to say thank you to all who have served this county. To me it is a very special day. But usually a home team will honor the Veterans on a home game closest to this day. Sometimes the game falls on Veterans day its self.On of the most recognized NFL players to play in the NFL is Pat Tilman. There was also Rocky Bleier who was injured in Vietnam and came back to get 4 rings with the Steelers and a Purple Heart recipient. The only NFL(AFL) player who was killed in Vietnam was 1LT Bob Kalsu. Kalsu was a starting guard in 1968. He played the entire season and was the Bills' team rookie-of-the-year. Following the 1968 season, to satisfy his Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) obligation, he entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant and arrived in Vietnam in November 1969. He was killed in action on July 21, 1970 at FSB Ripcord near the A Shau Valley. FOB Kalsu in Iraq is named in his honor. Today I thought we could remember some of our Veterans. This is my way off honoring those who came before and served our country and were professional football players

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