Mixed feelings. I guess it's not exploitation if the kids and their parents want them to be there. I don't think any political statement has to come from everything that happens. If this memory replaces some of the bad ones, that's a great thing.
The NFL has no problem what so ever exploiting death and destruction.Agreed, it made me very, very uncomfortable. To have been what they've been through so recently and then paraded out in front of people...it was of no benefit to them to be paraded out in front of thousands live and millions on TV. It was the NFL seeking to emotionally manipulate its audience. Left a bad taste in my mouth.