Houston Texans Jerseys For Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing, lending a hand to military veterans is an especially personal cause.
His grandfather and uncle served in the military and his father served in Vietnam.
So, Cushing has devoted his time and the resources of his his charitable foundation to helping area veterans and their families. He’s holding his second annual Texans and T-Bones event at The Bell Tower on Oct. 17 when Cushing and his teammates will mingle with over 250 guests at a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction.
“It’s something that has kind of Cheap Jerseys been in my family for a while,” Cushing said. “It’s something that I’ve been very familiar and close to growing up, and when it was time for me to decide on a foundation it was kind of a no-brainer for me.”
Cushing went on a USO tour this offseason in Kuwait and Germany.
“It’s a special time,” Cushing said. “To talk to the active military was incredible. To see their kind of mind, their perspective right now and where they’re at mentally, just knowing that, really, they’re the next guys called up if they have to go anywhere, into Iraq, Syria, anywhere like that.
“Just to be there
Cheap nfl Jerseys kind of in their camps when they’re one step away from the front line, just talk to them mentally and see how strong and tough they are, it’s obviously a blessing and something cool for me.”
Cushing commented on the decision of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.
“When it first came out, it kind of was very abrupt and no one really understood what the whole cause was about it and why Colin was doing what he was doing,” Cushing said. “I’m not really going to get into the whole thing, but I think he has clarified himself and separated really what his main cause was, and it wasn’t anything against the flag or the military or anything like that.
“That’s been pretty cleared up. As far as the other stuff, I think there’s a lot of things still being discussed and separated and really Customized Jerseys trying to understand the frustrations of everyone right now.”
The Brian Cushing Foundation’s mission is to “serve and honor the men and women who protect our country by providing resources and experiences to Houston area veterans and their families.”
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