Area athletes remember the fallen with tweets of thanks this Memorial Day

ST. LOUIS — It’s always nice to see professional athletes give back to the community, but it’s especially powerful when they use their platform to recognize the men and women who’ve sacrificed their lives for the freedom we all enjoy. 

Over Memorial Day weekend, several local athletes and sports organizations expressed their gratitude via social media:

Laurinaitis also retweeted this poignant image:

The Blues have also been releasing a series of veteran-themed tweets in honor of Memorial Day, including these:

To their thanks, we add ours. For everyone who has paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country, and for the families who have given selflessly of their sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, we honor your heroism today.

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