NFL Retire Pat Tillman’s #40 League-Wide

NFL Retire Pat Tillman’s #40 League-Wide

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Why this petition matters

Started by Sean Wilson

September 11, 2001 is the deadliest terrorist attack in human history. A day that has forever changed the landscape of the United States of America and the world.

In the hours following the attack, President George W. Bush said: 

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.”

The call to defend our nations freedom was answered by many. 

As the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 has passed, it is my goal to attempt to honor one specific American who answered this call. 

Patrick Daniel Tillman Jr., Pat Tillman,  was a player in National Football League (NFL), playing for the Arizona Cardinals from 1998-2001 and left his football career and enlisted in the United States Army in May 2002 in the wake of the September 11th attacks. 

‘On the evening of April 22, 2004, Pat’s unit was ambushed as it traveled through the rugged, canyon terrain of eastern Afghanistan. His heroic efforts to provide cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon led to his untimely and tragic death via fratricide.’

**It is my goal to have the NFL retire Pat Tillman’s jersey No. 40 league wide to honor Pat Tillman’s ultimate sacrifice he made as a result of 09/11/2001. 

They say ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’ 

It is my hope that for the rest of time, anytime an unknown person enters an NFL stadium, they will see TILLMAN 40 hanging from the rafters and his story will have to be told and his name will continue to be spoken.**

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