New York Giants visit President Obama at the White House
The New York Giants visited President Obama at the White House on Friday, the last leg of the teams tour to celebrate its 2012 Superbowl championship, according to a report from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
The team was honored by the President in a ceremony held on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday afternoon:
“We are excited,” Coughlin said. “It’s always something that we look forward to. It’s a great honor to go to the White House, to be invited by the President of the United States, to have our Super Bowl XLVI and world championship team go and be in the presence of the President and the historic White House.”
The team reportedly got a private tour of the White House and the West Wing, and then met with the Wounded Warriors before beginning the ceremony on the South Lawn.
According to a tweet from Mike Garafolo, the Giants beat writer for the Star-Ledger, Coughlin spoke to the teams success in working together, and then said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if Congress operated the same way?”
The Giants last visited the White House for the teams 2008 Super Bowl, when former president George W. Bush was in office.
In May, Giants coach Tom Coughlin received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army for working with the NFL-USO Coaches Tour and for his service to military veterans. At the time of the teams ceremony at the White House in 2008 to celebrate its Super Bowl win, Coughlin brought the Giants to the Walter Reed Medical Center to spend time with wounded veterans.
The Giants twitter feed also posted a few pictures from the memorable day.