Getting on a bus at 5am might have been the best experience to see a football game.
The trip to Veterans memorial stadium took about 6 hours. As freshman or plebes, we wore our uniform on the bus, watched the game after march on and then rode the bus back to West Point.
The rivalry between Army and Navy still feels good today. I’m glad to see this game stay in Philly, but am also glad to see that we will be playing what some refer to as the football game of the year in NJ, in 2021. The 20th year since the September 11th attacks. That game will be special.
What is amazing about this game, is that our service members throughout the world, as best they can, pause and unite as Americans, and celebrate our history and traditions. I love watching the videos of Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers in various parts of the world, keeping us safe while we sleep, cheering for their favorite team.
Let’s enjoy the next 5 years.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).