Monday, November 17, 2008

To paraphrase a commercial

Tickets to the the Jaguar v. Titans game: $58 a piece;
Groceries for tailgating: $46;
Beach Road fried chicken for tailgating: $39;
Beer at the game: $8 a piece;
Watching 105 young men and women take the oath of enlistment for all military branches during halftime: Utterly amazing, given our times.

It was military appreciation day at the Jaguars game and the field was filled with military, including WWII vets. A Stealth bomber did the opening flyby and the National Anthem was sung by a soldier in Balad. Quite a night. For the military families in the stands, there were few dry eyes.

Now if only the Jaguars could put together four quarters of decent football.....

These soldiers reenlisted.

New recruits

From The Florida Times-Union website -


ABNPOPPA said...


It must have been awesome. New recruits and re-enlistments. Brings tears to my old tired eyes.

God Bless America

MightyMom said...


Airborne dad said...

It was indeed an awesome sight. I feel very privileged to have been there.