Washington Redskins give military and veterans a huge Salute

Phil Briggs
October 31, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Washington Redskins

Every Sunday the Washington Redskins represent Washington, D.C. in burgundy and gold. 

But this weekend they honor those who wear blue, green and all the camo colors with deep discounts and special events.

The annual “Salute to Service Game, Presented by USAA” will be played on Nov. 4 vs. the Atlanta Falcons. USAA has subsidized tickets for military members with valid military IDs so that they may purchase tickets as low as $40 through this link: Redskins.com/MilitaryTickets. All military members with valid military IDs will receive up to 20 percent off all food items throughout the stadium courtesy of Levy.

Fans at the game will be able to get an up close and personal look at a Black Hawk helicopter in the RedZone tailgating lot along with other military vehicles around the stadium.

VIDEO: A Redskin fan caught this Blackhawk helicopter landing in the Red Zone parking lot back in 2016. 

Even fans at home will notice the nod to our nation’s military and veterans as the stadium walls and goal posts will be wrapped in camouflage.

Earlier this week Redskin teammates got a chance to talk about some serious "Defense" when they visited the Pentagon.  They met with servicemembers and DOD staff for an unforgettable tour. 

Linebacker Zach Vigil said, "We had an awesome tour ... there's so much to see and at the end, they ask if you have any questions.  It was hard to even organize a rational thought, so you end up asking something like, 'where are the aliens?' But all in all, it was great to get to mingle with the military members and give back to them.  Because we wouldn't be able to do what we do without their sacrifice." 


Other tributes the Redskins have planned include:

  • A military air command will provide a thrilling flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem. 
  • The USO-Metro Club presented by Lockheed Martin will open two hours before kickoff to all ticket holders with military IDs or current Redskins Salute members.
  • 150 service members will participate in the pregame flag unfurling.
  • Daniel Cortez, retired United States Marine from Virginia and descendant of the Tolteca Aztec Indian tribe, will be leading fans in the fight song.
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart will host a recognition of Purple Heart recipients at halftime.
  • A United States Army Enlistment Ceremony will take place during halftime officiated by the Deputy Director of the Army National Guard.

For more information about Redskins Salute, visit www.redskinssalute.com or follow @RedskinsSalute on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram


Above: Redskins Running Back, Kapri Bibbs learns about the Army's version of "defense" during their recent trip to the Pentagon. 

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    Above: Redskins Linebacker, Zach Vigil prepares to tackle the press from behind the podium in the Pentagon Briefing Room.


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