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Lettermen of the USA

Memorial Day

Memorial Day. When you hear those words, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The “unofficial” start of summer? Backyard barbeques, getting that boat out on the lake, camping, fishing, time with family and friends, drinking beer? That is not incorrect, as that is what usually takes place over Memorial Day weekend. But the real meaning of Memorial Day is to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, in service to our country. May 5, 1868, was the first established Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of war dead with flowers. 


Serving Those Who Have Served

Proving that rival teams and rival fan bases can work together to achieve a common goal, Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) is a national 501 (c)(3) social impact organization that harnesses the incredible power of former college athletes, as well as active and former coaches nationwide to help members of local communities who are in need. LotUSA has teamed up to help serve honorably discharged veterans, wounded veterans, disaster victims, and former college players in need.


The mission of LotUSA is to impact those we serve by offering the motivation, guidance, and support necessary to pursue success in life, school, and work, One Yard at A Time.

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Programs for Heros

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Heroes Village

Clay, Alabama

Lettermen of the USA needs your support as we continue our work to make the "Heroes Village" in Clay, Alabama a reality.  



William Ernest Henley - 1849-1903

Out of the night that covers me,   

  Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be. For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance. I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance   
  My head is bloody, but unbowed.   

Beyond this place of wrath and tears   
  Looms but the Horror of the shade, 
And yet the menace of the years   
  Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.   

It matters not how strait the gate,   
  How charged with punishments the scroll,   
I am the master of my fate:
  I am the captain of my soul.

This poem is in the public domain.



Phone: 205-394-7521

Registered Charity: 501(c)(3)

EIN - 82-3593860

Lettermen of the USA

For additional information regarding LotUSA sponsorships, membership, and future events, contact Darryl Fuhrman.

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