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Michael Strahan supports our troops

Former New York Giants defensive end and first-ballot Hall of Famer Michael Strahan is blowing up these days. He’s not only revered as one of the best all-around defensive ends (yeah, he actually played the run and didn’t just care about his sack totals…imagine that) to ever play in the NFL, he’s now the co-host of “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” still flies to Los Angeles every Sunday to talk football on “Fox NFL Sunday” and we just turned on Jimmy Fallon last night and he was a guest there too.

Does this guy ever sleep?

Well, we can tell you one other thing that Strahan does: Supports our brave men and women still serving in Afghanistan.

I’m working with Spirit of America, a super awesome 501c3 non-profit organization that provides deployed American troops with assistance that helps them build goodwill. They recently launched the “68,000 Remember” campaign to raise awareness and support for the 68,000 US troops still serving in Afghanistan – servicemembers who won’t be home for the holidays like the rest of us.

They are asking people to take pictures with the words “68,000 Remember” somewhere in the photo and upload it to a Wall of Support.

Michael took this picture for us, and we’re really excited about it. Whether he’s aware of it or not, him taking just a minute out of his day to do this will raise more awareness and encourage more people to get involved. Spirit of America’s goal is to get 68,000 photos, one for each person still serving in Afghanistan.

So thanks, Michael Strahan, for supporting the troops!

If you want to get involved and show your support, snap a picture with the words “68,000 Remember” somewhere in the photo and upload it to their Facebook page! You can also spread the word through social media with the tag #68kRemember.

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