VFW: LARRY McREYNOLDS JOINS TROY POLAMALU IN STANDING ‘UNITED FOR VETERANS’
VFW’s campaign for veterans continues to gain momentum
November 13, 2012
NASCAR legend Larry
McReynolds has teamed up with the NFL’s Troy Polamalu to stand “UNITED FOR
VETERANS” this holiday season. “UNITED FOR VETERANS” is a historic awareness
campaign launched by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW), dedicated
to raising awareness and funds that help veterans secure their VA benefits, smoothly
transition to civilian life and apply to receive assistance for necessities
like rent, mortgage payments and food.
With waves of
new veterans recently home from the war, support for America's veterans has
never meant more than it does right now. From now through the holiday season,
VFW supporters will lend their voices and rally their communities to stand
UNITED FOR VETERANS.
The UNITED FOR
VETERANS platform empowers supporters to join with the thousands of Americans
who are coming together to stand UNITED FOR VETERANS by claiming a badge to
pledge their support for veterans. The badges can then be shared through social
media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter. Supporters are also able to start
their own personal fundraising campaign on behalf of the VFW to support the
thousands of troops who have returned home and face a long road to recovery.
Photos of these
supporters will be featured on UnitedforVeterans.org. Throughout the month of November, photos of
supporters standing UNITED FOR VETERANS will also be published on the digital
screens of Time Square, generating millions of impressions each day.
The campaign is now
being headlined by prominent Americans who fervently believe in its endeavors Troy
Polamalu, Larry McReynolds and co-host of WNYW FOX 5’s “Good Day New York,” David
Price. Each is critically acclaimed in his own right, but united in the effort
to support our veterans.
Supporters are urged
to join Team Troy at unitedforveterans.org/troy or Team Larry at unitedforveterans.org/larrymac.
“As the country
stands divided on politics and other important issues, there is one thing we
can agree on,” says Polamalu. “We all stand UNITED FOR VETERANS. In honor of
Veterans Day and the holiday season, I'm showing my appreciation for the men
and women who have protected our country by joining the Veterans of Foreign
Wars’ movement to help give back to those who truly deserve our support.”
Watch Troy and Larry pledge their
support to VFW’s United For Veterans.
ABOUT UNITED FOR VETERANS
Strong safety of the Pittsburgh Steelers and
a USC graduate, Troy has an exceptional record: he’s a 6-time Pro Bowl
Selection, 4-time NFL All-Pro, 2010 AP Defensive Player of the Year, 2-time
Super Bowl Champion, 2010 NFL Alumni Player of the Yearand
stands out for having the #1 selling jersey in the country. But what is even
more striking is his patriotism and strong belief in standing UNITED FOR
NASCAR legend, widely known as Larry Mac, is
one of racing’s most successful and recognized crew chiefs. With a career that
began in 1975, he has enjoyed 23 wins including 2 Daytona 500's with the late
Davey Allison/1992 and the late Dale Earnhardt/1998, 21 pole positions, 122 Top
5 finishes and 209 Top 10 finishes in 457 starts. Larry currently serves
as a Broadcast Analyst for NASCAR Racing on FOX, SPEED and TNT. He stands
firmly behind supporting our brave service members and providing them with
support for their basic needs.
Dave is instantly
recognizable for his work as co-host of WNYW FOX 5’s “Good Day New York.” But
some of his proudest moments have actually been off-camera -- and on stage --
entertaining the troops with stand-up comedy throughout Iraq, Afghanistan,
Kuwait and Germany. For much of the past decade he has traveled with the
non-profit organization, "Stars for Stripes" to bring comedy to some
of the most remote war zones. Dave wants to ensure that each veteran who has so
valiantly protected each of us in uniform, is cared for upon their return from
service. He stands UNITED FOR VETERANS.
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