KANDAHAR AFGHANISTAN - FEBRUARY 7: In this photo provided by ISAF Regional Command (South) (L-R) Sgt. Carl Berg Sgt. 1st Class Willard Brooks and Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Keller of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum in New York react to a second-half play as they watch the broadcast of NFL football's Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers on February 7 2011 at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar Afghanistan. (Photo by Matthew Diaz/U.S. Army via Getty Images)
Memorial Day is coming up fast. In today's society, many people - often including the Soldiers who are serving right now - don't know the true meaning behind Memorial Day, or why we have the holiday. The holiday has been around since the end of the Civil War, and is meant as a way to remember, and say thank you, to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice in service to the United States. SB Nation wants to do something special to recognize the holiday.
So, we need the help of our veterans - and we all know you are out there. If you have served, or are serving, and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, or anywhere else, we want the story of your favorite sports memory from that time. And, we want you to tell it.
SB Nation's Matt Ufford, himself an Iraq veteran, is looking to put together an SB Nation YouTube video of all of our Veteran's stories of sports in a deployment. All you have to do is make a video, post it to YouTube or Twitvid, and let Ufford know about it. Your story, as Ufford says in his post, can be about "how you learned who won the World Series, watching the Super Bowl at 3 a.m., playing soccer with Iraqi kids -- whatever sports memory that has stuck with you through the years."
So, please, help us out, and take part in the making of the video. You can get all the details, and exactly what you need to do to take part , in Ufford's post about the Veteran Sports Memory Video here.