Former Steelers RB Rocky Bleier Serves As Grand Marshal In Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May and it is usually celebrated by citizens as a long weekend. The day should be used a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Several Memorial Day parades are taking place this weekend and on Saturday U.S. Army veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier was the grand marshal at Myrtle Beach’s Memorial Day weekend parade.

Steve Palisin of the The State spoke to Bleier this weekend about how taking the football field through 1980 helped him voice inner feelings from the battlefield and I highly suggest you read it.

Also, in case you weren\’t aware, Bleir is now on Twitter and you can follow him at @RockyBleier

  • TJimmy

    As we remember those who died for our national freedom, I hope that we also remember the One who died for the sins of all who will receive Him, that we might truly be set free.

  • Steve

    Rocky was always my Hero growing up. Starting out he was Great on the special Teams and this is how he made the team. Rocky and Franko had over 1000 yrds in 1976 and both got hurt in the playoffs, killing the Steelers hopes for a Tripeat. Only 1 team in the last 8 games in 1976 scored a TD against the Steel Curtain.

  • PoKey21

    I have a Rocky Bleier jersey. A lot of my buddys dont even know who he is. Whats not to like about an RB who can play with scrap metal in his leg.