US veterans took center stage on Saturday morning ahead of the Army-Navy football game, which takes place Saturday, December 11 at Met Life’s Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Game time is 3 p.m. ET.
During a Saturday morning segment on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Fox News’ Johnny “Joey” Jones spoke with two veteran band leaders, as well as country singer Lee Greenwood, who performs during the halftime show at the Army-Navy game and is well known for his patriotic hit song, “God Bless the USA”.
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Jason Van Camp, who played football at West Point during his years as a caddy, is co-founder of the nonprofit Warrior Rising, a charity that supports veterans by helping them “in the way the most altruistic that we know, ”he said. Fox & Friends Weekend. ”
It offers vets “opportunities to build sustainable businesses” and more, the group notes on its website.
One example is the business run by veteran Justin Clapsaddle, founder of War Metal Forge, a North Carolina-based company that makes custom knives using metal from vehicles involved in battle.
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“These knives are made using various techniques and incorporate metal from vehicles, shrapnel and gun barrels that saw real fighting from the Battle of the Bulge to Afghanistan,” he notes. on the company’s website.
“War Metal Forge takes pride in producing knives that are not only functional, but are also timeless historical heirlooms,” he adds.
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Saturday’s Army-Navy football game is a classic in the football-college rivalry.