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The Chiefs And Arrowhead Stadium To Host Military Appreciation Day This Weekend

This weekend's match up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in Kansas City, MO, is more than just a typical Week 8 NFL game. It's also Military Appreciation Day at Arrowhead Stadium. It's part of league-wide celebration leading up to November 11th, Veteran's Day.

Last year, the Chiefs celebrated Military Appreciation Day against the San Diego Chargers. That's the video you see above - about a half dozen Blackhawk helicopters flying over Arrowhead Stadium after the National Anthem is sung.

I'm not sure what's in store flyover-wise for Sunday but it could be really cool. Here's what else is going for Military Appreciation day, courtesy of the Chiefs' press release:

  • Prior to kickoff, Col. Gary Johnston will throw a ceremonial first pass to one of his children. Col. Johnston is the Regimental Commander of the 24th Marine Regiment, based in Kansas City, MO.
  • Members of the 24th will serve as the color guard and will join members of the U.S. Army 705th Military Police Battalion, based in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. in presenting a giant American flag on the field.
  • Perhaps the most moving of all these activities will be a halftime swearing-in ceremony for the United States Marines, conducted by Master Sergeant Zachariah, followed by a video tribute to fallen soldiers.
If you're headed to Arrowhead on Sunday, try to snap some pictures and/or video of the flyover. I really can't get enough of them.

For an in-stadium video featuring last year's Military Appreciation day flyover, click Continue Reading....

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