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U.S. Senator George Allen has written to NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue to request that the league dedicate the upcoming season to Pat Tillman and the other U.S. soldiers serving in the war on terrorism.
Dear Commissioner Tagliabue:
I am sure you were as moved as I was back in 2002 when Pat Tillman made a decision for his country that involved personal risk and great personal sacrifice professionally and financially. When Pat left his multimillion dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals to train and become an Army Ranger it was a stunning statement about America, about duty, about challenge and about Pat Tillman as a man.
The news this week that Pat had been killed fulfilling a duty he voluntarily took on should make us all pause to reflect on his life and how we can try to emulate some fraction of his courage in our own lives [ ]
While his family and friends grieve with the horrible news of his death, today is the day for the NFL to remember Pat Tillman's commitment, courage and sacrifice. I respectfully request that you and the rest of the NFL leadership dedicate your 2004 Season to Pat Tillman and all of our troops bravely serving in the War on Terrorism and that you use your opening game to make this special tribute [ ]