Several Washington Redskins players on Monday showed their appreciation for our servicemen and servicewomen through a special meet and greet at Ruth’s Chris in Arlington, Va.
Those in attendance included wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, defensive end Kedric Golston, linebackers Will Compton and Adam Hayward and cornerback E.J. Biggers.
The Washington Redskins and USAA on Sunday, meanwhile, will continue their tradition of honoring our nation’s veterans and active duty military through the team’s annual “Salute to Service” game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which is set to start at 1 p.m.
Per Redskins Public Relations, prior to kickoff, the Redskins will present a special military challenge coin, designed and created by USAA, for use in the official coin toss. The long-standing tradition among military members of carrying such coins symbolizes unit identity and collective brotherhood, and the coins are often traded or collected among unit members. USAA’s design of the military challenge coin for the Salute to Service game pays homage to that revered tradition.
The Redskins will also display Salute to Service banners on the sidelines honoring all branches of the United States Armed Forces, as well as honoring members of the military on-field. As part of the Redskins’ season-long military appreciation efforts, three families of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – a non-profit geared towards helping those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s Armed Forces – will be highlighted in-game on the video boards.
Throughout the month, Redskins Salute — a free community providing a platform for fans to serve, support, thank and connect with military service members and their families — will be hosting events.
For more information, check out RedskinsSalute.com.
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