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NFL, USAA honor veterans

NFL, USAA honor veterans

The National Football League (NFL) is committing to honoring veterans this month, starting with Thursday’s Minnesota-Washington game on the NFL Network. USAA, which is The American Legion’s preferred provider of insurance and financial services, is working with the NFL on some aspects of the recognition.

The NFL and USAA, the NFL’s official military appreciation sponsor, are continuing their annual Salute to Service Award, which recognizes NFL players, alumni, coaches, owners, executives and front office staff who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was the 2012 award winner and has been a longstanding advocate of recognizing servicemen and women. This year’s Salute to Service Award nominees will be announced later this month.

Additionally, USAA will work with several teams during Veterans Day weekend to honor servicemembers. Fans in select stadiums will participate in stadium card stunts to thank the military. Fans can show their appreciation with a digital salute by visiting www.millionfansalute.com. The NFL cities with the most salutes will earn rewards from USAA for their local military community.

As part of the NFL’s annual Salute to Service campaign. every point scored during the 32 designated Salute to Service games will result in $100 donations to each of the three core, military nonprofit partners. They are the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project®. Last year, the first year of the campaign, the NFL donated nearly $800,000 as a result of the Salute to Service campaign.

During the designated games, players will wear new on-field apparel including hats, sweatshirts, gloves and captains patches, and will use camouflage Gatorade towels on the sidelines.

The games will also feature:

  • Players wearing helmet decals honoring military branches including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.
  • Camouflage ribbon footballs used during every play.
  • Camouflage goal post wraps and pylons with camouflage ribbon decals.
  • Wall banners and the words "NFL Salute to Service" written in the back of the end zone.
  • Camouflage equipment for players including quarterback towels, Nike and Under Armour gloves, captain’s patches, camouflage Gatorade towels, New Era caps and knits, and Nike KO Hoodies.
  • Camouflage sideline hats for coaches and sideline personnel and camouflage ribbon pins for coaches and team executives.
  • Salute to Service coins for the coin toss.

Game-worn Salute to Service merchandise and footballs will be auctioned at NFL Auction. For the first time, special camouflage merchandise, including New Era hats, a Nike KO Hoodie and select Salute to Service jerseys, will be available at NFLShop.com and in select stadium retail stores with 100 percent of the NFL’s net proceeds donated to the league’s three core military nonprofit partners. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/salute.

 

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