Today is Veterans Day, and the New York Jets and the NFL honor and support U.S. service members, veterans and their families as they do every year.
This Sunday, November 13th, the New York Jets take on the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. Coaches and players will be wearing their Salute to Service themed uniforms
The pregame events will feature the Coast Guard Band and Silent Drill team, performing in the parking lots and on the plaza around the stadium from 10:30 to 12:30. The West Point Parachute team, The Black Knights, will jump from a UH-72A Lakota Helicopter and land on the field prior to kick-off.
The National Anthem will be sung by 30 members of the U.S. Navy Women's Glee Club. During the National Anthem, 125 members of each military branch will unfurl a 30 x 30 American Flag on the field.
Honorary captains of the game will be Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, U.S. Army; Lt. General Robert Louis Caslen, Jr., U.S. Army; Major General Timothy J. Labarge, U.S. Air Force; Captain Michael H. Day, U.S. Coast Guard; Lt. Commander Auntowhan Andrews, U.S. Navy and Lt. Colonel Paul Wolfrom, U.S. Marine Corps.
The Flight Crew will be wearing their Salute to Service uniforms representing all five active branches of the military as they entertain us before, during and after the game.
Halftime will be awesome. The oldest musical organization, the West Point Marching Band, will perform.
Please take the time to remember and honor all members of the military, just as the NFL and the New York Jets do. Remember that all proceeds from the NFL's Salute to Service campaign are donated to the NFL's three military appreciation nonprofit partners: USO, Pat Tillman Foundation, and Wounded Warrior Project.
Don't forget that Salute to Service merchandise will be available and all proceeds from the sale of these items are donated to the nonprofit partners listed above. What a great activity.
Victoria L. Dammer, a native of Florham Park N.J., is a dedicated, active Jets fan and season ticket holder. She never misses a chance to cheer for Gang Green. Follow Victoria on Twitter @JetsFanChatter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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