The true meaning of Memorial Day is to take time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation in which we live. The Raiders and many of the Raider players put the word out to honor our fallen and remind everyone of those heroes who are not here to accept such honors.
There is an important distinction on this day. While it is great to thank Veterans for their service -- and being a military veteran myself, I do appreciate any and all of such thanks -- I am a little hesitant because this day is not for me. Thank me and honor other living military on Veterans Day (or just any day would be good). This day is for the fallen and we all owe the utmost debt of gratitude to them for laying down their lives for us and our freedoms.
Today I join you in honoring them. The Raiders and a few players did as well.
On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) May 27, 2013
Anyone that will sacrifice their LIFE for me is the True definition of a Hero! Happy Memorial Day— Greg Jenkins (@GJenk10) May 27, 2013
Thank you to all the veterans who served our country. Your courage, sacrifice, and service is appreciated everyday not just on one day!— Rod Streater (@rodstreater80) May 27, 2013
Jon Condo (@JonCondo) May 27, 2013