Here’s a bunch of quotes from Bush’s speech when the Giants visited the White House. To me, this is the most important part:
Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, the team’s inspiration this past season, was on hand and stood for the entire ceremony with the aid of his prosthetic legs. Lt. Col. Gadson lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq.
“I’m proud to be on the stage with this man,” President Bush said to the team. “To me, it’s a symbol of your respect for our country and your patriotism that you let Greg Gadson be a part of this team. He’s got the Purple Heart, he’s got three bronze stars and now he’s got a Super Bowl ring – minted for a true giant.”
I don’t care if you think politics are bad and I hope you think war is bad. But Gadson’s story is an inspiring one – plus his inspiration helped the Giants win the Super Bowl…