Posted 23 April 2004 - 04:35 PM
“Pat knew his purpose in life. He proudly walked away from a career in football to a greater calling, which was to protect and defend our country. Pat represents those who have and will make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
He and the people he served with are what make this country such a special place. It was an honor to be his friend and coach and I will miss him.” -Dave McGinnis
God bless his family and friends. Something like this puts sports and it's premadonas in a more clear light. Tim Thomas and K-mart crying about being pushed down to hard is seen in the light it should be when compared to a true hero. Tillman showed that his values were in the correct spot, and should open our eyes as to how far off our values can become when we encompass our lives in the twisted values of over paid athletes. I am not trying to point fingers, but more so commenting on myself. 9-11 refocused our nation, but politics, life, and entertainment quickley helped unfocus us. However a sacrifice like this shows what true courage and honor are. I am a much humbled man in light of all our true soldiers that are brought to light by Mr. Tillman's sacrifice.
God bless Him and America.
Have a Great Day!