I had a tough task yesterday morning.   I served as a judge for the Washington Redskins cheerleader preliminary try-outs.  It’s  a tough job, but someone has to do it.  🙂

The Redskins cheerleaders are regarded as the “First Ladies” of the NFL.  They’re a terrific group of women — who in addition cheering at Skins games and making numerous local appearances — also travel throughout the world.    They’ve been to numerous military bases throughout the world to boost morale for our hard-working and dedicated soldiers.

I grew up on military bases in Japan.   I fondly recall when NFL players, college players, the USC dance team, etc would come to visit our Army base in Tokyo.  It definitely was a morale booster.   But, I imagine it’s even that much more so for the soldiers who are without their families and working long, grueling hours.

These ladies put in a lot of hours during the season to perfect their routines.  It must be quite a rush performing in front of over 90,000 fans at FedEx Field, the largest stadium in the NFL.

Hail to the Redskins!  And, the “First Ladies of the NFL!”