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FAMU football celebrates Military Appreciation Day

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 17:42:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida A&M football team prepared for gameday by showing thanks to those who fought for our country.

It's part of Military Appreciation Week. The team showed up with school leaders to the Veteran Affairs Health Care Center of Tallahassee Friday morning.

They stayed to chat, give out free swag bags and snacks. Head coach Willie Simmons says FAMU isn't just focused on education, but service. And what better people to give back to, than vets.

"Being local, being close to the VA clinic, we felt like it was important that we bring our young men by to again pay respects to the veterans, show how much we appreciate them and again allow them to have a little face time with our young men," said Simmons.

Saturday's game against Delaware State is also the school's Military Appreciation Game.

The Marching 100 Band will do a tribute song at Bragg in honor of active duty soldiers.