Thank you for writing about our soldiers who are recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center ("Hurt, but up for the game," Sunday). The Philadelphia Navy League coordinated an effort that allowed 78 solders and some family from Walter Reed, Bethesda, and our Philadelphia VA Medical Center to attend the Army-Navy game. The Army was very generous in allowing us to join with them in thanking our Marines, soldiers, and sailors.

The Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Sports Congress, and the city of Philadelphia - along with a host of our sponsors, including Lockheed Martin, PECO/Exelon, and Merck - were great in helping us to thank those who have given so much to us.

Providing this hospitality to our soldiers was a Philadelphia effort, and we thank our supporters.

Robert H. Bender

Flourtown