Rob Gronkowski, John Cena and Sports World Honor Service Members on Memorial Day

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 25, 2020

BOSTON, MA - MAY 28:  The American Flag hangs from the Green Monster before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on May 28, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. MLB Players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day.  (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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The sports world honored Memorial Day with tributes Monday, and the NFL compiled several messages from players and coaches:


This #MemorialDay, the NFL honors service members who have given their lives for our country. We will never forget their sacrifice. #SaluteToService #KnowYourMil https://t.co/leR1jwg1LV

Several notable athletes and coaches paid their respect to service members throughout the day:

John Cena @JohnCena

Today we remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the idea that all of us are created equal and we each have the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. #MemorialDay

Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski

Remembering and honoring the brave women and men who fought for our freedom this Memorial Day. #MemorialDay2020 https://t.co/SVtfpU0awD

Kyle Busch @KyleBusch

Today we remember and honor those who gave everything to ensure and protect our freedom. Thank you. #MemorialDay 🇺🇸

Lane Johnson @LaneJohnson65

We honor & remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. Salute. 🇺🇸 #USA #MemorialDay https://t.co/MPuo2TdkTk

Benjamin Watson @BenjaminSWatson

As we remember our slain service men and women today, pray God's blessing, comfort, and peace on their families as they continue to grieve. Our freedom is not without sacrifice. Our debt is one we can not repay. #MemorialDay 🇺🇸 https://t.co/M8CfRvvd0H

James Franklin @coachjfranklin

We remember & honor the brave men & women who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we enjoy. #WeAre forever grateful! https://t.co/PkeJeLpF2t

Mel Tucker @Coach_mtucker

Happy #MemorialDay to our current and retired U.S. Military! Thank you to all who have served and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. You all are #RELENTLESS & I have the upmost respect for each and every one of you!🇺🇲 https://t.co/mPx503M3C4

Sports teams around the country and the official league accounts also shared messages:

U.S. Soccer WNT @USWNT

We honor and remember those who sacrificed everything for our nation. Land of the free because of the brave #MemorialDay https://t.co/RKJpm2dlEn


To all those who have sacrificed, thank you. #MemorialDay https://t.co/a8Om2Zq34f

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Today, and every day, we remember and thank you. #MemorialDay https://t.co/y5ap4VKVBx

Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

This Memorial Day, join us in honoring the men and women who sacrificed everything in service of their country. https://t.co/thW8SW2uIP

New England Patriots @Patriots

"On Memorial Day, we remember the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms." https://t.co/zAbgODyXhP

Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles

Today, and every day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. https://t.co/GU6OSXSqiv

Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

On this #MemorialDay, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/iPMjgDE7Bn

Washington Nationals @Nationals

We're always honored to pay tribute to our nation's heroes. Though we can't come together today, know that we're eternally grateful for their service and their sacrifice. https://t.co/7qhwuhHvh5

Chicago Cubs @Cubs

Thank you to those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. #MemorialDay https://t.co/hLEExb722E

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers

We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you. #MemorialDay https://t.co/MzKB7WtRyn

Univ. of Oklahoma @UofOklahoma

To those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who still serve today, we honor you this #MemorialDay. https://t.co/7Gu5WM7jlw

LSU Tigers @LSUsports

Join the "Ole War Skule" in saluting and honoring those who gave their lives for our freedom. #LSU #MemorialDay https://t.co/dJt0Mo44NY

Texas A&M University @TAMU

Today, we honor and remember the nearly 1,400 Aggies and all Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you. 🇺🇸 #MemorialDay https://t.co/aRfbqEiUbe

WWE CEO Vince McMahon provided a video tribute going into the weekend:

Vince McMahon @VinceMcMahon