Yankees, Mets salute veterans

November 11, 2011 9:18:11 AM PST
There is no off season for our troops and for Yankee manager Joe Girardi. Veterans Day is a time to show appreciation. Girardi's father served in Korea.

"I lay my head on my pillow and I feel safe every night. I wake up every morning and I feel safe. It's because of them, and that's why I am so thankful," Girardi said.

He and dozens of volunteers put together care packages, which will be sent to our troops overseas.

Volunteers from the USO and Bank of America were working in the great hall of Yankee stadium, focusing on the troops far away from home.

David Cone was also participating and recognizing on this special day for the military.

"These care packages we're putting together, we're hoping get into somebody's hands over there - one of our soldiers and maybe brighten their day a little bit," Cone said. The Mets also put their pitch in to help out the troops. Tom Seaver recalled his days in uniform. The former Mets legend says we should never forget those who serve.

The care packages include books, socks, some package treats and socks.