Atlanta, GA – September 20, 2023– The Atlanta Falcons organization announced that the Falcons’ annual military appreciation game will this year be a Call to Service rather than a Salute to Service The change is aimed at recognizing and honoring the brave service men and women in the armed forces as well as inspiring others to learn the benefits of joining the military. The Call to Service game will be played on November 5 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium where the Falcons will take on the Minnesota Vikings.
The decision to create a Call to Service game brand stems from a meeting between Falcons leadership and military leaders at Fort Moore, GA in January 2023 where it was shared by the base leaders that recruitment is a top priority for the military. From that meeting, the Falcons decided to utilize the annual military-themed game that authentically honors the military’s past and present and highlight the benefits of service in the armed forces to help respond to their priority.
“Our military provides young men and women with practical, hands-on training and support that cultivates skills to set our Soldiers on a long-term path for success,” says Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gary Brito. “Not only do our Soldiers have a chance to serve a vital role in protecting and defending their country and giving back to their communities, but they also have a chance to build skills in more than 150 different career choices and receive education benefits that will allow them stability in their lives after their service is complete.”
During the Call to Service game, fans and guests will experience:
• Military Displays in the Home Depot Backyard pre-game
• Military Interactive Recruiting Trailers in the Home Depot Backyard
• Blackhawk Army Flyover
• Color Guard consisting of each branch of service
• National Anthem performed by the Army Six String Soldiers
• Mass Future Service Member Enlistment Ceremony
• Halftime Army Rappel with the 75th Ranger Regiment (Fort Moore)
• Virtual Ribbon Cutting for USO Center in Bulgaria funded by the Falcons
To learn more about enlistment and the benefits of military service, visit goarmy.com.
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MAJ Andrew J. Harshbarger, TRADOC Media Relations, 757-501-5878; Andrew.email@example.com