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Young Gives Personal Thanks To Veterans

Posted by Christopher Mudd on November 9, 2011 – 6:39 pm

In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day celebrations,  Redskins fullback Darrel Young spent his Tuesady at the Westin Hotel at Tysons Corner for the “Salute Our Heroes” luncheon.”

Young joined former Redskin Rick “Doc” Walker at the event, which was hosted for military members and their families.

Events with veterans, or current military personnel, have special importance for Young, because his brother is in the military.

“I’m a little more sensitive to those guys because I know what they go through,” Young said. “Anytime people dedicate and devote their lives to this country I’m always willing to do stuff for them.”

While Young runs around on the football field for a living, his brother is always in the back of his mind.  Young is well aware that there are more important things than football.

“He’s actually down in Fort Bragg, getting ready to be sent to Fort Hood Texas, probably going to have to get sent to Afghanistan next year, we’ll see,” Young said.

Young’s family is no stranger to serving their country overseas.

“He’s done one tour, but his wife has done five.”

Through the wonders of technology, Young keeps close with his brother, even when he serves overseas.

“Y’know what, he had a cell phone over there, I was texting him all the time,” Young said. “It cost me 30 cents a text but there’s no price on my brother so I didn’t mind that. Sometimes we would send, y’know, 50 texts a day–it doesn’t matter.”

Events like this luncheon are just a small way for players like Young to give back to the people that give so much.

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