While Americans celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer, it's important to remember the significance of the day, and DC area sports teams and athletes have expressed their gratitude for those who serve in the military in a variety of different ways.
Last week, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said:
"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you."
Others have taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories — including the Washington Nationals, who take on the San Francisco Giants at 4 p.m. — and here's what some of them had to say.
The HARPER 2 coming at you! Memorial Day edition🙌🏻🔥 pic.twitter.com/uGtpGMJNfL— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) May 27, 2017
All gave some, some gave all! Today we remember all of the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice! RIP to my bro 🙌🏾🙏🏾! Love you man pic.twitter.com/SWL6NoBi8B— Earl Wolff (@Ewolff28) May 29, 2017
Today and everyday, we remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives in defense of this great country. pic.twitter.com/NSp9LihdER— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) May 29, 2017
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