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The HOF Salutes War Hero Cory Remsburg During Visit to the Hall

The HOF Salutes War Hero Cory Remsburg During Visit to the Hall

03/04/2017
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a long standing relationship with honoring the men and woman who serve over country, in uniform. This past Friday, the Hall paid homage to Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg and his family.

Remsburg is a decorated US Army veteran who nearly lost his life in 2009 after being caught in the blast from an improvised explosive device while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan. The explosion left him without sight in one eye and since then, Remsburg goes to physical therapy every day to train his body to how walk.

During the 44th President’s State of the Union Address, in 2014, Remsburg and his father had the opportunity to sit in Barack Obama’s spectator box and was recognized by the former President in his speech. President Obama said, “no one has inspired me more than Cory Remsburg."

 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker never misses an opportunity to recognize and honor our men and women in uniform. During his State of the Hall speech, Baker recognized Master Sergeant Leroy Petry, Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha and Chief Warrant Officer Woody Williams for their service our country. Over 70 Hall of Famers were in attendance and the Medal of Honor Recipients all received a standing ovation when their names were announced.

This past Veterans Day, the Hall partnered with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ran a promotion that allowed Veterans and their families to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame for free.

Click to read more about the Hall's partnership with Goodyear to celebrate Veterans

Also, the Hall is entering into its fifth season activating the US Army Student of Excellences Award. The Award for Excellence program highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country. Open to all sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States, finalists were determined based on athletic, academic and civic achievements. Pierre is among an elite group of 25 finalists who have demonstrated excellence in all they do and an understanding of the importance of adaptability and versatility when working as a team.

 

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