Helmet Decals

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During the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign, the NFL encourages every NFL player to salute our nation’s military and veterans by displaying a special helmet decal. These military branch decals are a small gesture to show the immense gratitude of the NFL community for all those that dared to take the oath.

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ENLISTMENT CEREMONIES

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Everyone who joins the military has one thing in common, they must swear-in by repeating the enlisted or officer Oath. The Oath of enlistment is something that every service member must promise and adhere to for his/her entire military career. The Oath ceremony may be administered to a single applicant or a group. Friends and […]

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CHALLENGE COIN

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There are several stories detailing the origins of the challenge coin. One of the most popular starts in WWI when an American lieutenant gave bronze medallions to his fellow pilots as mementos of their service together. One pilot kept his “coin” with him at all times. When this pilot was shot down behind enemy lines, […]

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NATIONAL ANTHEM

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Originally written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, the National Anthem’s wartime roots are unmistakable – but it took over 100 years for “The Star-Spangled Banner” to become a part of the game day ritual. History records various sporting events in which “The Star-Spangled Banner” was played dating from the mid-1800s. But it wasn’t until […]

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COLOR GUARD

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For nearly 5,000 years flags have been used to identify military units, signal movements, and rally the troops. As armies became trained and adopted set formations, each regiment’s ability to keep its formation was potentially critical to both the regiment’s and the army’s success. In the chaos of battle soldiers needed to be able to […]

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