Saturday’s Army-Navy game in Philadelphia got started out with a memorable scene.
— Army-Navy Game (@ArmyNavyGame) December 9, 2017
As snow covered the field, a chaplain got things started with a stirring pre-game prayer that led to a national anthem sung by a combination of Armed Forces glee clubs that knocked our socks off.
— Danny Schaechter ? (@CoachDShack) December 9, 2017
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) December 9, 2017
Many on social media were happy to point out that nary a single person was seen kneeling for this anthem.
— Patrick T Gardenier (@GardenierT) December 9, 2017
In general, there was overwhelming positive support for the men and women participating in this ceremony.
Beautiful pregame prayer and combined Army-Navy glee club National Anthem performance before the 118th game in Philly! I love that this game is held in Philadelphia. #ArmyNavyGame #Philadelphia #collegefootball
— Joe Owens (@JP_Owens12) December 9, 2017
Buddy just one upped Ricky Bobby’s grace and CRUSHED that pregame prayer. #ArmyNavy
— Mitchell Sterner (@MitchellSterner) December 9, 2017
Army Navy game. Opening prayer by the Navy Chaplin was all God and country, inspirational and awesome. Too bad we can’t do that at high school and college games.
— Jim Ezell (@jcezzz) December 9, 2017
What a site to see opening of the Army/Navy game. Opening with a prayer and seeing them all saluting as National Anthem played. Beautiful
— Sara (@satin_silkn) December 9, 2017
TFW you get watching the Army/Navy Glee Clubs sing the anthem and seeing all these young men and women salute our flag – nothing but hope & pride. God Bless! #ArmyNavy
— Kath (@kathoneil27) December 9, 2017
#ArmyNavyGame, prayer, Anthem, football, service, duty, class, marching, discipline, ??. So much good.
Watch the alma matres at the end. The Academies don’t camp-fire their songs. They mean more to them than that.
— SIHS Discipline AP (@SIHSDiscipline) December 9, 2017