Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, April 3 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Honoring Fallen Heroes
Sitting amongst a crowd of other Sea Hawkers in Kirkland, Washington, Pat Ford listened in as that night's guest speaker was wrapping up his presentation. "Any other questions?" Asked Vietnam Veteran Mike Reagan to the audience of Seahawks super fans. "Oh jeez, I almost forgot something, hold on," he said as he reached back behind his display of sketches to grab a particular frame.
Ford seemed confused as she was simultaneously brought up to the stage. In the next couple of moments as Reagan unveiled a sketch of Ford's recently deceased husband, Ford covered her mouth with her hands in pure emotion and astonishment after seeing her husband's portrait.
Pat Ford is the president of the Snohomish Sea Hawkers who lost her husband Craig Ford in 2018 after battling through three cases of cancer. He served in the Vietnam War, just like Reagan.
Mike Reagan of Edmonds, Washington has been drawing portraits of fallen military heroes for more than 15 years. Not only does he accurately sketch these heroes, but he sends them to their families free of charge. Reagan has drawn more than 6,000 portraits and his motivation for the project came from a man he served alongside. In an article published by KING 5 News, Reagan says, "All of the people I draw – men and women, old and young – they're heroes."
The connection between the 12s is and always will be strong. The Kirkland Sea Hawkers are a great example of this. After Reagan spoke to the Kirkland Sea Hawkers and heard Ford's story, he surprised her. He wanted to 'bring him home,' a mantra he created that inspired his project. If you're interested in helping or learning more about Reagan and his cause, visit his website.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, as they posted a photo from their audition weekend thanking everyone who came out to participate.
More From Around The Web
Liz Mullen from the Puget Sound Business Journal reports on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announcing a new company he's co-founding called 'Limitless Minds,' a business coaching consultancy.
Taylor Soper from GeekWire also touches on the topic.
Throughout the first week of April, the arch lights on the roof of CenturyLink Field will be blue as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign to support autism awareness.