Gregg Popovich says veterans ‘don’t really get honored the way they should be’

Nov 6, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches from the sideline during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at AT&T Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Soobum Im, USA Today Sports

With Veteran’s Day right around the corner, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich decided to highlight some of problems he sees with how the day is celebrated.

His thoughts:

In a lot of ways, it’s a joyous day if we all remember to honor people. But in some ways, it’s a sad day because (soldiers and veterans) don’t really get honored the way they should be. Some of it is just pablum. When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of what they need, they’re really not getting everything.


Just like the way it is right now – how many vets might have to do without food stamps because of what’s going on with the government right now? That program is huge to a lot of these families. I mean huge. It gets them through. And it may or may not be there – who knows? – because government is not very functional at this point, as we all know. So it’s a day to reflect, to honor but also to not lose sight of the fact that a whole lot more has to be done with what they’ve done for all of us (USA Today Sports).

Amen, Popovich.

Amidst all the camouflage-themed uniforms and pregame lip service that will be paid to veterans this weekend, make an attempt to go out and do something that actually supports the troops.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

Topics: Gregg Popovich, Veteran's Day

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