Happy Veteran's Day Broncos Country!
MHR would like to give our thanks to everyone who has served or is currently serving in the military today. An additional shout out to the families of veterans who hold down the fort at home while their loved ones are away.
Thanks to the military men and women who have put their lives on the line so we can play this great game. #militaryAppreciation #trueHeros— Mitchell J. Unrein (@MitchellJUnrein) November 10, 2014
What a Sunday for Ben Garland!
I can't stop smiling. I got to play in a game, we beat the raiders and it was military appreciation day. #blessed— Ben Garland (@BenGarland63) November 10, 2014
Ben Garland was active for the first time this season last Sunday for the Raiders game. Garland graduated from the Air Force Academy and after signing with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent spent two years serving in the military before returning to the team.
Garland has always embraced his military background and the Colorado native has been extremely active in the Denver community. In short, Garland is exactly the kind of guy you want on your team. If you haven't checked out this video profile of Garland from NFL.com I highly recommend it.
Proud to represent the Air Force on the back of my helmet. #SaluteToService #DENvsOAK pic.twitter.com/XKf9g8GG5K— Ben Garland (@BenGarland63) November 7, 2014
Salute to Service
Every November the Broncos participate in the NFL's Salute to Service campaign which donates $100 for every point scored during the 32 designated Salute to Service games to three charities: the Pat Tillman Foundation, the USO, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Denver Broncos are playing in three Salute to Service games this month. Last Sunday's Raiders game in Oakland, the Rams game in St. Louis on Nov 16, and the next Broncos home game against the Miami Dolphins on Nov 23.
You can buy some Broncos Salute to Service merchandise here.
Cheer for the Troops
For the 8th year the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders are collecting items for Cheer for the Troops at local Freddy's restaurants in the Denver Metro area.
"Cheer for the Troops was founded on a need for "basics" for men and women who serve overseas. Basics range from personal hygiene items to non-perishable snacks and fun holiday gifts for soldiers."
You can find drop off locations and more info about the Cheer for the Troops program by following the links in the tweet below.
If you'd like 2 help donate items 4 #CheerForTheTroops, info about drop off locations: http://t.co/R6knMxfVKU @FreddysUSA @BroncosCheer— DBC_Sam (@DBC_Sam) November 10, 2014
Some of the items being collected are as follows: toothbrush/paste, bar soap, brush/comb, shaving equipment, beef jerky, gum/mints, crackers, books, magazines, Broncos gear, holiday decor, CD's, prepaid phone cards, DVD's.
*Note: no canned goods are being collected for this effort, however if you have some canned goods to donate check out the Touchdowns to Drive Out Hunger food drive.
Thank you @FreddysUSA for having us out in Aurora helping collect donations for our troops! #CheerForTheTroops pic.twitter.com/FdsHibpqe2— DBC_Katherine (@DBC_Katherine) November 8, 2014