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The Blue Band’s military tribute, in photos

Penn State hosted Military Appreciation Day over the weekend as they hosted Navy in football. The day was filled with pageantry, including a military fly over, a parade of champions and salutes to our nation’s veterans and those currently serving. The Penn State Blue Band also paid tribute to the different services of the armed forces during their halftime show. They have done this show before of course, but I thought it was worth sharing as seen from the press box, in case you can’t get a good feel for what is going on.

I will be honest, I was not sure if the first tribute was to honor the Navy or the Coast Guard with this ship, and I missed the announcement and could not make out the music too well from my spot at the time. I think it was the Coast Guard but if anyone can confirm, please do so.

Penn State Blue Band salutes Coast Guard

Next up was the Army, with a tank…

Penn State Blue Band salutes Army

… followed by a salute to the Navy with an anchor(or Coast Guard – again, confused so please help me out)…

Penn State Blue Band salutes Navy

… next up, the Marines with an eagle…

Penn State Blue Band salutes Marines

… and finally the Air Force, with a plane.

Penn State Blue Band salutes Air Force

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing The Sports Daily's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com. Can also be seen contributing to TheComeback.com and TheStudentSection.com.

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