Chargers will conduct Salute to Service at Sunday’s game
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego Chargers will conduct their annual Salute to Service game Sunday when they face the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium, recognizing Veterans Day and honoring the military.
A team of former Navy SEALs will parachute into the stadium, followed by a special performance by the 3rd Marine Air Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. A military family will be honored on the field.
Color guards from all military branches will present the colors followed by a military flyover. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michelle Doolittle will perform the national anthem. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams will be the Chargers honorary captain and participate in the coin toss that features a specifically designed coin.
A video of Tuesday’s trip by Charger players Nick Hardwick, Ladarius Green and Darrell Stuckey and the Charger Girls to the Amphibious Assault School Battalion at Camp Pendleton will be shown at halftime. A Wounded Warriors presentation and salute will follow.
The first 500 military members showing their military identification at a USAA display booth on the plaza level will receive a gift.
The game is part of the NFL’s annual Salute to Service campaign, with each of the league’s 32 teams playing host to a Salute to Service game. For every point scored during the Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 to each of its three core military nonprofit partners, the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project.