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    . Steelers to Honor Military Veterans During "Salute to Service" Campaign On Monday NightPosted Nov 9, 2012

    http://www.steelers.com/news/article...1-85564219e135


    1st-IN-GOAL Promotion Encourages Fans To Arrive Early For Great Giveaways
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are encouraging fans to arrive early to enjoy the many activities surrounding Monday night’s game at Heinz Field against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. and all gates will open at 6:30 p.m.


    Monday night’s matchup will mark the Steelers “Salute to Service” game in which a number of events and activities will take place in honoring Veterans Day and the military. The following is a list of the many events for Monday night in honor of Veterans Day:
    The USAA will perform a stadium-wide ‘Card Stunt’ in which all fans will take part in at the beginning of the National Anthem. Fans will be prompted to hold up the cards on cue.
    There will be a military flyover immediately following the National Anthem. It is being conducted in honor of Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible, an Irwin native who was killed in Afghanistan in September of this year.
    Zambelli Fireworks will be on display prior to kickoff and following the military flyover.
    On-field presentation honoring veterans including a Pearl Harbor survivor, a European World War II veteran and a Tuskegee Airman, Korean War veteran, Vietnam War veteran, Desert Storm/Desert Shield War veteran, Iraq War veteran and Afghanistan War veteran.
    The honored veterans will stand on the Steelers sidelines during the National Anthem.
    Camouflage banners will be visible throughout Heinz Field.
    A commemorative coin will be used for the coin toss in honor of Veterans Day.
    Boy scouts will be holding a field flag during the National Anthem, the USAA Card Stunt and the Flyover.
    The Military Funeral Honor Guard of the VFW Post 1810 in Brentwood will serve as Monday’s Color Guard.
    The Steelers 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will allow fans who enter Heinz Field early on game days the opportunity to win exclusive prizes from the team. The first 25,000 fans who enter the stadium will be given scratch-off cards at all gates as well as suite and club entrances. Fans will have the opportunity to win pre-game field passes and the chance to participate in the pre-game Terrible Towel Twirl on the Steelers’ sideline just prior to kickoff, Steelers gift cards, Terrible Towels, overnight stays at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa, Stage AE concert tickets, Nike replica jersey, one month subscription to PG site, Redbox rental from Giant Eagle, Prometheus DVD, Official 59Fifty football cap from New Era, Sport Clips haircuts, fountain drinks from Pepsi and GetGo, Augustine’s pizzas, Silverstar Meats hot dogs, McCafe Frappes and Sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s, Grilled Stickies from Eat’n Park, appetizers from Andora restaurant and Sabra products.


    Fans are encouraged to stop by Stage AE prior to entering the stadium to participate in the Official Tailgate Zone of the Pittsburgh Steelers as many great prizes will be given away. Admission is free and the doors will open at 4 p.m. There will be a pig roast hosted by WDVE Morning Show personality Bill Crawford, and Radio Tokyo will perform prior to kickoff outside of Stage AE.


    At Monday’s game, there will be a Salvation Army Red Kettles set up at Heinz Field to donate and help in the disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy. A total of 29 Kettles will be on site.


    The Steelers are participating all season in the “Let’s Tackle Recycling” campaign. At every Steelers home game, the Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) and its partners are collecting aluminum cans, glass containers and plastic bottles and cups at tailgating parties in the parking lots outside of Heinz Field. The “Let’s Tackle Recycling” campaign is sponsored by the SEA in partnership with Heinz Field, Alco Parking, Greenstar Recycling, Three Rivers Power Sweep and the PRC.


    The following are additional highlights for fans for Monday’s game:
    McKayla Maroney, who is an Olympic Gold medalist and part of the ‘US Fab 5’, will lead this week’s Terrible Towel Twirl along with Andre L. Brown, who was the winner of this week’s “My Pittsburgh Steelers” fan contest, the Post-Gazette’s Fan of the Game, and 1st-IN-GOAL pre-game field pass winners.
    WDVE and the Steelers Radio Network will be live at Stage AE for their pre-game shows.
    No Bad JuJu will perform in the FedEx Great Hall prior to kickoff and The Gingerbeards will perform on the Main Concourse.
    Eden’s Edge, an up-and-coming country group, will perform on the field during pregame and will sing the National Anthem.
    Pittsburgh’s own, Rusted Root, will perform on the field at halftime



    Thanks to all who have served or are serving

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    Make us honor the troops - fine. But the cause and effect they are looking for is if we honor the troops, we then have a tough time speaking out against the wars they are in, no matter how obvious it is that we are STARTING wars that have NOTHING to do with keeping us safe or free. I can't support wars of Imperialism. As Americans, we are supposed to loath those kind of invasions and occupations - that is how we grew up. And now, here we are as the invading aggressors. It's awful. We are supposed to protect the weak, not invent wars with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Make us honor the troops - fine. But the cause and effect they are looking for is if we honor the troops, we then have a tough time speaking out against the wars they are in, no matter how obvious it is that we are STARTING wars that have NOTHING to do with keeping us safe or free. I can't support wars of Imperialism. As Americans, we are supposed to loath those kind of invasions and occupations - that is how we grew up. And now, here we are as the invading aggressors. It's awful. We are supposed to protect the weak, not invent wars with them.
    Make you honor the troops?

    Now here we are as the invading aggressors?

    WTF are you talking about?

    How dare you allow your ill-informed political views to stain the honor we pay to those who have served. We all have the right to question the motives and logic in sending our troops into harms' way, but what friggin' injust war are you talking about?

    Iraq?

    As a former soldier, I also condemn the invasion of Iraq. We used the attack on our soil as a cover for nefarious political agendas. There is no getting around that fact, but it was 9 friggin' years ago when that travesty was imposed on our military. Why would any honorable person bring that up?

    Afghanistan?

    A just deployment of our military forces if there ever was one. Bin Laden was harbored there and it was a breeding ground for those who would wage Jihad against us and the West.

    Regardless of these campaigns or any other military action you may be referring to, the political decisions of our elected leaders bear no consequence on the tribute we pay to those who have served.

    I get that this is not a Steelers or NFL-related topic of discussion, but I felt compelled to respond here in an attempt to get you to reconsider your stance on this topic. Stand at attention, take your hat off and honor those who have put their life on the line to give you the life you have.

    Nothing else matters but that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel View Post
    Stand at attention, take your hat off and honor those who have put their life on the line to give you the life you have.

    Nothing else matters but that.
    That about sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    That about sums it up.
    Yup. It's a small gesture considering the scope of the sacrifice, but saying thank you, even if just by removing your hat for a moment, is the least you can do.

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    Make you honor the troops?

    Now here we are as the invading aggressors?

    WTF are you talking about?
    Gee, I don't know. How about Iraq? They were no threat to us. The people there are worse off than they were with Saddam. They told us we had to invade there because they were a threat. That was a lie. We were told we should invade there because we would be delivering a better life to the people there. That was a complete lie. Before we invaded 20% lived in poverty. Today, 50% live in poverty. We have screwed that country and it's people over and those who so sought that war knew it all along. Afghanistan? WTF are we doing there? What good have we done? NONE.


    How dare you allow your ill-informed political views to stain the honor we pay to those who have served. We all have the right to question the motives and logic in sending our troops into harms' way, but what friggin' injust war are you talking about?
    I just told you and the new, unjust war is coming up in Iran. They pose no threat. They don't even have a nuke weapon program at all, and even if we did, who are we to say they aren't allowed to have one? We, of over 8,000 nukes are lecturing others about having nukes? We, who say we need to keep the region "balanced" but allowed/created Israel's 200 plus nukes? Is that what we call "balanced?" That's hardly balanced, it's the opposite.


    Iraq?

    As a former soldier, I also condemn the invasion of Iraq. We used the attack on our soil as a cover for nefarious political agendas. There is no getting around that fact, but it was 9 friggin' years ago when that travesty was imposed on our military. Why would any honorable person bring that up?
    Why wouldn't any thinking person bring it up? The people are still suffering mightily today, both Iraqis and Americans. If you don't remember history you are failed to repeat it. What? You think the appropriate thing would be to forget that the immoral war that killed 1 million - mostly innocent - people? That's how you think we should live? What is wrong with you. Do you have the ability to form logical thought?

    Afghanistan?

    A just deployment of our military forces if there ever was one. Bin Laden was harbored there and it was a breeding ground for those who would wage Jihad against us and the West.
    If you choose to believe those fairly tales, be my guest, but you are living a lie. If that is OK with you, then go with it. I choose to actually form independent thought.
    Regardless of these campaigns or any other military action you may be referring to, the political decisions of our elected leaders bear no consequence on the tribute we pay to those who have served.
    I already explained that.

    I get that this is not a Steelers or NFL-related topic of discussion, but I felt compelled to respond here in an attempt to get you to reconsider your stance on this topic. Stand at attention, take your hat off and honor those who have put their life on the line to give you the life you have.
    I will honor those who deserve it, but not everyone in the military qualifies. Unless you think we should pay homage to those who machine gun down little girls and old men in wheel chairs, or Marines who throw puppies of a cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    I will honor those who deserve it, but not everyone in the military qualifies. Unless you think we should pay homage to those who machine gun down little girls and old men in wheel chairs, or Marines who throw puppies of a cliff.
    I see. Allow the exceptions to take something deserved away from the millions who serve with honor...

    The vast, vast majority of troops serve our country honorably...for whatever their reasons for enlisting might be, that does not take anything away from the fact that they perform those duties...

    Whether a war is determined by you to be unjust or not, that does not take anything away from the fact that they perform those duties...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    I see. Allow the exceptions to take something deserved away from the millions who serve with honor...

    The vast, vast majority of troops serve our country honorably...for whatever their reasons for enlisting might be, that does not take anything away from the fact that they perform those duties...

    Whether a war is determined by you to be unjust or not, that does not take anything away from the fact that they perform those duties...
    There is that "serve" word; that is generally not even true. Most join for $ and opportunities to better their lives - which is a good thing - but let's not pretend that every person signs up to "serve their country" as the main motive. That just isn't true. The establishment pushes this message so as to get more people to sign up to kill others. If we make it full of glory, more will sign up. How many would sign up without giving them the benefits we do? How many? And yet we have it pounded in our heads that everyone in the military is "serving the country." It would be more accurate if we truly described who they were serving: mega bankers and corporations. That is who benefits from these wars, not the people of any of the countries involved. Tell me: How have the American PEOPLE benefit from the Iraq war? How have the Iraqi PEOPLE benefited from it? Nada. Oh but the bankers making up the Federal Reserve, and their bedfellows, have benefited greatly. I wonder who made sure the war happened in the first place? Gee, I wonder who pulled those strings? HMmm, maybe the people who greatly prospered from it? Just guessing.

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    Yea, you want to know how the world really works? Who are these wars created by and benefit? Learn about this dude. Don't be so naive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Make us honor the troops - fine. But the cause and effect they are looking for is if we honor the troops, we then have a tough time speaking out against the wars they are in, no matter how obvious it is that we are STARTING wars that have NOTHING to do with keeping us safe or free. I can't support wars of Imperialism. As Americans, we are supposed to loath those kind of invasions and occupations - that is how we grew up. And now, here we are as the invading aggressors. It's awful. We are supposed to protect the weak, not invent wars with them.
    No one is making you support the war. This thread is to honor the people in the Military if you can't do that please feel free not to post in this thread.

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