Today, nations around the world will pay their respects to those who lost their lives in war. It’s significance this year is in commemorating 100 years since the war to end all wars ended.
Pro football only emerged from its infancy after that war, but it lost players to the Second World War and the Vietnam War. In April 22, 2004 it added Arizona Cardinals’ Pat Tillman, who lost his life in Afghanistan.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a list of the players and coaches who have fallen in battle. On this day of remembrance, football fans should visit it to pay their respects to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Above image of Pat Tillman courtesy Street Smart Sports.