U.S. Basketball Team Visits Arlington National Cemetery
8:12 AM, Jul 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The U.S. basketball team, both the men's and women's squads, took a break from practicing for the London Olympic games to visit Arlington National Cemetery to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country:
"It's meant so much to us to be able to come out here and, you know, see some of our fallen soldiers," Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks said, "and just see, you know, what we're really going to be representing over in London. I think it gives you a better understanding of unity and team work, and this is to the ultimate. You know, these brothers fought together and now they lay together at rest.
"It was very overwhelming today," Swin Cash of the women's basketball team said. "Just from laying the wreath and being out here at the grave sites. I think it really just puts things in perspective for us as we get ready to hear over. We're going to be honoring our country going for gold, but at the same time, we understand that there's always a bigger picture. And so that's why I think that everybody was really humbled today by this experience. And I just--you know were blessed that U.S.A. basketball gave us this experience."
The London Olympics begin in about 10 days.