Earlier this month, the D.C. Council passed a ceremonial resolution declaring June 20th “Josh Morgan Day” in honor of the Washington Redskins receiver. Morgan, a Southeast D.C. native, will celebrate his 28th birthday today by receiving a key to the city from mayor Vincent Gray. Known for his philanthropy in the Washington community, Morgan was honored at a ceremony Tuesday where he spoke about his Washington upbringing. “I just want to thank D.C. for raising me and helping me become the man I am today. I know being from D.C., it’s ‘put up or shut up’ so I just thank y’all.”
Morgan has become a fan (and team) favorite for his charitable work. According to Redskins.com, he is a spokesman of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization, United Negro College Fund, and LIVE United. In 2012, he was chosen by his teammates as the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award candidate for the Redskins. He also served as the Grand Marshal for the National Cherry Blossom Parade.
Congratulations to Morgan for his recognition. Hopefully Redskins fans will be more receptive to this D.C. Council action compared to other recent proposals. Happy Josh Morgan Day to you all. If you see Cortland Finnegan around, you know what to do.