D.C. United to host 13th Annual Armed Forces & Veteran Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 28 - 7:30 PM
D.C. United announced today that the club will hostits 13th Annual Armed Forces & Veterans Appreciation Day onSaturday, April 28, as the Black-and-Red take on the Houston Dynamo at RFKStadium (7:30 p.m. ET / Comcast SportsNet). The event will feature programsthroughout the day in support of our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families,and is supported in part by American Airlines and GEICO.
A festival to showcase aspects of the Armed Forcescommunity will be featured in the Tailgate Area in Lot 8 beginning at 5:00 p.m.It will include booths for Armed Forces recruiters, the USO-Metro and variousDepartment of Defense contractor’s booths and static displays.
Pre-match activities will include a swearing-inceremony of new recruits, Colors presented by a Joint Armed Forces Color Guard,and the National Anthem performed by Master Sergeant Antonio Guiliano, SeniorVocalist & National Anthem Soloist of the U.S. Army Chorus.
At halftime, MSG Giuliano will return to lead the fansin “God Bless America”, following a precision drill performance by the UnitedStates Air Force Drill Team.
D.C. United will also have community outreach effortsahead of Saturday’s event, including a visit to the Walter Reed NationalMilitary Medical Center and a United Builds event at USO-Metro.
Players: Dwayne De Rosario, Kurt Morsink, ChrisPontius, Danny Cruz and Stephen King
What: Visit to Walter Reed National Military MedicalCenter
When: Tuesday, April 24; 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: WRNMMC – 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Md.20889
Players: Bill Hamid, Robbie Russell, Chris Korb andNick DeLeon
What: USO Operation Care Package
When: Wednesday, April 25; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: USO Warehouse – 6099 Abbott Road, Building2115, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060
Volunteers are still needed for the USO-Metro event onWednesday. To sign up, please contact Kat Cheshire at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)587-5434.
D.C. United would like to thank the companies thathave donated tickets to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center atBethesda, the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Belvoir, and the Armed Forces YMCAand USO through United’s Tickets for Troops donor levels. These includeKongsberg, Boeing, FirstCommand, and Washington, D.C. Building Trades Counciland Helmets to Hardhats.