A very worthy number 700, Re: Northwestern’s Patriotic Uniform, Big Ten Network, November 16, 2013

At a time when patriotism and other core American values are under attack throughout the United States and patriots are ridiculed and labelled as violent and primitive Northwestern University and its football team chose to honor America and express gratitude to American servicemen and women by outfitting players in special edition uniforms for the football game against the University of Michigan on Saturday, November 16.

The special edition uniforms were covered with images of the American flag and the space on the back of the uniform which normally contains players names had one of the following seven words…Duty…Honor…Commitment…Courage…Country…Integrity…Service…they were sold after the game and proceeds were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services for injured service members and their families as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

This is the 700th entry I have written for this website and I can think of nothing more worthy or more fitting to write about, especially between Remembrance Day and American Thanksgiving. America desperately needs patriots and heroes to speak out on her behalf, to defend and protect her and everything she stands for and has always stood for and injured American service members are patriots and heroes of the first order. Northwestern University and its football team chose to remember, honor, thank and help them in a very tangible way and both the University and the football team should be very proud of themselves for doing so.

So should we all, whether we’re Northwestern fans or not.

Patriotism…Duty…Honor…Commitment…Courage…Country…Integrity…Service…without all of these things America cannot and will not survive and neither will the rest of the free world because the survival of the free world depends on America.

Patriotism…Duty…Honor…Commitment…Courage…Country…Integrity…Service…not cheesy slogans or outdated concepts or dangerous expressions of nationalism or fanaticism or false pride…not at all.

Patriotism…Duty…Honor…Commitment…Courage…Country…Integrity…Service…all of which serve and have served America and the free world exceedingly well…exceedingly well indeed.

Patriotism…Duty…Honor…Commitment…Courage…Country…Integrity…Service…more important and necessary than ever in this day and age.

Thank you servicemen and women, thank you Northwestern University, thank you Northwestern University football players and thank you Wounded Warrior Project.

Go Wildcats!

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