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Old 01-24-2007, 01:04 AM   #15
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Default Re: Franco Harris makes soldiers day....

This won't contribute much to the conversation, but I saw this and had to share my own experience. I used to do a lot of charity work with Pittsburgh-area organizations when I still lived in the area. On a few occasions, I had the great privilege of meeting Mr. Harris, and I can't disagree with a single person here - he's truly a class act, and it isn't just for show.

I love hearing these stories, but I'll admit, I'm a partisan, and they're all the sweeter when the involve Stillers or individuals with Pittsburgh connections. Pro athletes play a lot bigger role in our society than most of them realize, and it's great to hear that some of them are willing to not only shoulder, but embrace that responsibility.

That said, the best of luck to the soldier involved, and all of his peers. If nothing else, tonight's State of the Union only reaffirmed that whatever the policies are, and whether you agree or disagree with them, at the end of the day, it's their courage that is the real story.

-Deej
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