文件 – 在这个十二月. 1, 2001, 档案照片, the American flag flies with a background of Navy midshipmen during the national anthem at the 102nd Army Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia. 二十年后, former Army football coach Todd Berry still gets choked up thinking about that Sept. 11, 2001, day and the terrorist attacks carried out not only on the twin towers at the World Trade Center but at the Pentagon, and in a field in rural Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, 文件) (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, 文件)
This Saturday’s game will be no different as the festivities will include a tribute featuring an American flag memorial meant to commemorate 7,000 fallen U.S. 服务人员.
The 28-foot wide, 6-foot tall display is known as the Veterans and Athletes United (VAU) Global War on Terror Memorial Flag — compiling 7,000 dog tags to recreate the United States flag and celebrate the courageous Americans who lost their lives in a fight for liberty.
PHILADELPHIA, 宾夕法尼亚州 – 十二月 14: Bill the Goat has a snack before the game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2019 在费城, 宾夕法尼亚州. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)