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Street Talk Thanking our REAL Warriors

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Every Sunday, we cheer on our favorite football team as they play hard to try and win a championship for their city. However, too many times we relate what they do to what our military is doing and has done. We use words like “fight”, “battle”, “trenches” to describe what they are doing. We talk about players as if they are “warriors” and “hero’s”.

But they are not. Yes, they do put their body through a lot for our entertainment and they work hard to be the best they can be… but they will never be our hero’s.

My hero is my Dad. My Dad served our country in the US Coast Guard during Vietnam. He spent his time patrolling the river in the jungles. He took time away from his family to battle for our country, to make this a safer place to live. He is a true warrior and he will forever be my hero.

Today, as we thank all those who have fought and are fighting to keep us safe, let’s keep the words we use to describe our favorite football players in perspective. We enjoy watching them compete, but they will never compare with those who put their lives on the line for you and for me.

 

THANK YOU VETERANS!

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Joe Polek

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Joe Polek was born in Baltimore, MD, and was raised in Bel Air, MD. He lives in Maine from 2001-2012, where he met his wife and had two daughters. He now resides in Columbia, SC where he has left TV/Radio and is the South Carolina Marketing Coordinator for Bojangles' Restaurants. Joe is a huge sports fan, but most importantly he lives and breathes Baltimore (and Maryland) sports. He routinely gets back to Baltimore for a Ravens and Orioles game once a year. A couple of his highlights were being at the final game at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, and also sitting in left field for “2130”, and “2131” (Cal Ripken’s consecutive game streak). Find Joe on Twitter at @JoePolek. Joe is a huge sports fan, but most importantly he lives and breathes Baltimore (and Maryland) sports. He routinely gets back to Baltimore for a Ravens game once a year, and while living in Maine, went to Foxboro and Fenway whenever the Ravens or Orioles came to town. A couple of his highlights were being at the final game at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, and also sitting in left field for “2130”, and “2131” (Cal Ripken’s consecutive game streak). Find Joe on Twitter at @JoePolek. More from Joe Polek

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