​Pat Tillman is a national hero, dropping out of the NFL to enlist in the armed forces following 9/11 and serving his country proudly before losing his life in the line of friendly fire in 2004.


He served to uphold certain standards and ideals, values which are not being met by the current administration, according to his widow Marie.

"Today I am deeply saddened by the news of the executive order banning immigration," Tillman wrote on Facebook. "This is not the country [Pat] dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for."

Over the weekend, Donald Trump signed an executive action banning the arrival of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.


Since then, the order has been challenged in courts and drawn widespread protests across the country. Perhaps this patriotic widow's public protest will ring true in an era ripped apart by turmoil.