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Taking a Moment to Pay Respect to Something Greater Than Sports

By Todd Jackson On November - 11 - 2009

This is an article my daughter and I got together on for a school project she had to do last year. Her job was to do something in the community to brighten a veteran's day. I wrote the piece, and she edited it for me as well as made suggestions along the way. It is a powerful piece and one of the best articles I have written in my short time as a writer. As a sort of tradition, I will post this article every Veteran's day as I feel it will always brighten a veteran's day.  It was the efforts of a fifth grader that inspired this, and I am very proud of it as is my daughter Caseya.  Happy Veteran's day to all our hereos, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Athletics are based on competition. No matter the sport, the venue, or the athletes competing, the competition is based on opposing sides or teams, both hoping to conquer the other to taste the glory of victory, and avoid the bitter taste of defeat. 

On this day, those victories, that glory, the sting of defeat, all take a knee.

Those emotions take a knee to pay homage to a greater glory, monumental victories, and heart wrenching defeats. Those feelings...

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