The Pittsburgh Steelers have spent years helping the armed forces in different ways and this week the Army honored them.
Over the years, the Steelers have worked with different branches of the military, working in multiple ways to honor their service and provide support throughout the city. Earlier this year, they were honored by the local Coast Guard branch, who presented a plaque to the team, accepted by Jim Rooney.
This week, the local branch of the United States Army honored the Steelers in a ceremony held at Heinz Field. Rooney was there once again to receive the honor for the team.
Pittsburgh honors the branch during the year in ways such as Joint Services Color Guard, ATI Salute to Heroes, Heroes at Heinz Field, Salute to Service games and more. Each year, this team does as much as possible to show their support to the branch and the veterans locally.
If nothing else, this is a testament to the good folks the Steelers actually are. It’s no secret this team has taken blows from players like Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell this offseason. But if this team doesn’t treat people as they should it’d be tough to say they deserve an honor from a group of individuals as honorable as this.
While plenty of NFL teams are involved with the military, the Steelers tend to be one of the more frequent ones. The city of Pittsburgh loves to see their hometown team join together with the services of branches like the Army, and being able to keep these men and women involved with the team is something this organization continues to strive towards.
The Steelers’ strong relationship with different forces of the military will continue to grow. If they can remove the bad drama and focus on headlines like this, everyone in the organization will remain happy.