Pat Tillman Becomes Partisan Symbol in N.F.L. Conflict – The New York Times

 

His service, she told CNN, “should never be politicized in a way that divides us. We are too great of a country for that.”“The very action of self expression and the freedom to speak from one’s heart — no matter those views — is what Pat and so many other Americans have given their lives for. Even if they didn’t always agree with those views,” she said. “It is my sincere hope that our leaders both understand and learn from the lessons of Pat’s life and death, and also those of so many other brave Americans.”