Veterans from all over the world came together to share their stories at the Army-Navy game Saturday, December 11.
First, thank you for everything you did for our country. We will continue to stand with you, as well as with the troops fighting for our country today.
American veterans got the opportunity to take center stage before the big game today. This took place in the Meadowlands at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 3 p.m. Eastern.
What the Hardworking Veteran’s Highlights Will Look Like
A segment on “Fox & Friends Weekend” with Fox News shows Johnny “Joey” Jones speaking to two veteran leaders, as well as country singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood. You might know Lee from his hit song, God Bless the U.S.A. He is this year’s performer during the half-time show.
There is something fascinating about this year’s Army-Navy game. For instance, it features a unique memorial to 7,000 fallen soldiers. This is a very special moment for our veterans, as they are getting the recognition they deserve for fighting for our freedom. We should also take a minute to remember the 13 U.S. Service members killed in the Afghanistan airport attack.
Additionally, Jason Van Camp is a co-founder of the non-profit Warrior Rising charitable organization. “We support veterans in the most altruistic way we know-how,” he tells Fox.
The charity also provides veterans with many opportunities to create long-lasting businesses, connections, and much more. For example, a business run by veteran Justin Clapsaddle is based in North Carolina and constructs custom knives by using metal from vehicles involves in battles.
One Vietnam Veteran Says ‘No One is Ever Alone’
One of the most important concepts in life is to know that you’re not alone, whether you’re in the army or not.
“These knives are made through various techniques and incorporate metal from vehicles, shrapnel, and rifle barrels that saw actual combat from the Battle of the Bulge to Afghanistan,” he says. “War Metal Forge takes pride in producing knives that are not only functional but timeless historical heirlooms.”
Behind the Scenes
As shown below, you will see an exclusive look at what this special game means to each United States veteran.
This is a tradition that began in the 1800s.
“It is the only game played every year where everyone playing would die for everyone watching,” says Jordan, former Army player.
Remembering the 13 Soldiers
Let’s all take a minute to remember the 13 soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan this year.
Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo.
Sgt. Nicole L. Gee.
Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover.
Cpl. Hunter Lopez.
Cpl. Daegan W. Page.
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez.
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza.
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz.
Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum.
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola.
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui.
Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak.
Their name and memory will live on forever.