Urban Meyer wanted his team to do more than just say “Happy Veterans Day” to honor those who have served.
So Meyer had the Buckeyes use the power of the pen to thank the families of Ohio veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. ESPN’s College GameDay aired a segment Saturday featuring the letters that Ohio State players wrote last spring. More than 100 letters were written from players to Ohio families who had lost a family member in the line of duty.
“Let’s do something,” Meyer said. “Let’s not just say ‘Happy Veterans Day.’ There are people who are bleeding, who are hurting. If we can do something to brighten someone’s day, let’s do it.”
The segment featured the wife of late National Guard Captain Nicholas Rozanski. Rozanski, an Ohio State graduate, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2012 at 36.
Nick Conner, who is from the same hometown as Rozanski (Dublin, Ohio), wrote a letter to his wife, Jenny.
“For him to take a few minutes and think about our family, and that he meant it from his heart really means a lot,” Jenny Rozanski said.
You can watch the full segment here:
An Ohio State Football letter-writing assignment connects deeply with the family of Army Captain Nicholas Rozanski.https://t.co/gJrQQaDlqM
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 12, 2016