We Remember You Part 1: Bart Starr

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in  ,      1 year ago     373 Views     17 Comments  

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Bart StarrIf, as hoped, three great Packers quarterbacks will be on the field today, this will be so much more than a game. On this special day, we gather for more than a game. This Thanksgiving Day, we have much to be thankful for and Packernation will see, front and center, how thankful we should be for three great quarterbacks, all of whom have led the team to championships. I will be writing about them in three parts today. This first installment is about Bart Starr, and it is admittedly tinged with a little sadness for what Bart, his wife, and his family are going through right now. But here it is…hope you enjoy it.

Dear Mr. Starr,

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You have suffered and you may not remember a lot of things. But we just want you and your family to know…even if you don’t remember us…we will never forget you! Mr. Starr when someone mentions standing on the shoulders of giants…yours are the shoulders we think of. When someone talks about championships…we know that you have five and that you defined the Super Bowl. A championship by any other name…is still the same. And it was in the breeding ground of Green Bay Packers championships that the modern Super Bowl was born and bred.

You may not remember us, but we will never forget you.

Your personable, polite and genteel nature have shown to be intrinsic to your character. You show this today by being in Green Bay, at Lambeau Field to honor another Packer great. You and your family have worked very hard to get back on the field one more time (hopefully not the last). You did it…to honor someone else. Great leaders stand silent on their own accolades and shout the greatness of others from the mountain tops. You, sir, are a great leader.

You may not remember us, but we will never forget you.

Though the road may be long and hard, our single wish for you is a swift and full recovery. And we hope to see you today…we will cheer (at least) one more great memory straight into that big heart of yours. We are thankful for you, Mr. Starr, to us you are forever young.

And we will never forget you.

Please, if you were fortunate enough to have a personal memory of Bart Starr on the field or face to face…include it in the comments below or back on the Facebook Fanpage. 

Go Pack!

 


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Brady Augustine is co-owner and content creator for www.greenbaypackernation.com. He currently resides in Tennessee and also conspires with brother, JR on www.cheesnewswire.com

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