Support our mission

The NFL will highlight current servicemembers during its Veterans Day commemorations this Sunday.

League officials said events at all of Sunday’s games will highlight the NFL’s 40-year partnership with the USO, and stations carrying the games will air commercials thanking veterans and current troops for their service.

In Florida, members of the 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will hold a re-enlistment ceremony on the field before the Jaguars game against the Texans.

During the game, the team will play messages from deployed troops on the stadium’s video boards.

In Arizona, Cardinals officials will honor former player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, killed in 2004 while serving in Afghanistan. Tillman’s number has already been retired by the team, and on Sunday his name will be added to the ring of honor in their new stadium.

In Indianapolis, fans and players will observe a moment of silence for Staff Sgt. Richard Blakely, a soldier and lifelong Colts fan killed in Iraq in June while serving with the 738th Area Support Medical Company.

The Titans’ pregame celebration will invite onto the field recently deployed members of 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as well as the unit’s marching band.

And events in Philadelphia, Seattle, Cincinnati, New Jersey and Charlotte, N.C., will feature military honor guards, flag ceremonies and flyovers from service aircraft.

The Bengals-Chargers game will air on AFN-Sports at 7 p.m. Central European Time, followed by the Seahawks-Rams game at 10.

The Eagles-Redskins game will air at 7 p.m. on AFN Prime Atlantic. The Giants-Bears game will air on that channel at 2:30 a.m. Monday, and AFN-Sports will show a delayed broadcast at 12:30 p.m.

Teams playing away games this weekend have planned similar ceremonies for their next home games.

More information on the teams’ salute to the military is available at www.nfl.com.


Stripes in 7



around the web


Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up