NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In association with the National Football League's Salute to Service campaign, the Tennessee Titans, Lend Lease and LP Building Products will be honoring local veterans and active duty members of the military at this week's game against the Houston Texans.
The Salute to Service is part of the NFL's tradition of supporting America's armed services serving throughout the world.
Below is an overview of the special activities the Titans, Lend Lease and LP Building Products have planned to honor veterans and the armed services on game day:
• A re-enlistment ceremony for members of the Army stationed at nearby Fort Campbell Army Base. Brigadier General Mark Stammer of the 101st Airborne will conduct a live reenlistment for approximately 50 members of the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles" on field at halftime. Courtesy of Lend Lease and LP Building Products their family members and loved ones will attend the game and watch the ceremony.
• The honorary 12th Titan will be Wounded Warrior Sgt. David Cox of Clarksville, Tenn. Sgt. Cox served with the U.S. Army from 2005-2011 and was deployed to Southern Baghdad Iraq in 2006. Sgt. Cox was wounded in combat twice in 2006 where he received two purple hearts for injuries he received during dismounted patrols in Iraq. Sgt. Cox started with the Wounded Warrior project in 2010 and is going back to college full time to receive a degree in Homeland Security Anti-Cyber Terrorism.
• Seventy-five members of the 101st Airborne will be guests of Lend Lease and LP Building Products and will unfurl a large American flag for the anthem and also take part in a special Salute to Service halftime tribute to honor all of America's veterans.
• The halftime performance will include the 101st Airborne Division Band. The color guards of each of the five branches of the military will be on the field and veterans in attendance will be asked to stand and be recognized for their service.
• The Titans will air special greetings from military personnel who are Titans fans currently serving our country. The messages will be shown on the two TitanVision video boards throughout the game.
• At the conclusion of the national anthem, a parachute jump will be performed by the 101st Parachute Demonstration Team.
The Titans honor U.S. Military personnel during their Week 10 game against the Jaguars at LP Field. (Donn Jones Photography, AP)
About Lend Lease (US) Community Fund
Lend Lease (US) Community Fund (LLCF) is a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on supporting the military men and women who live in Lend Lease homes and neighborhoods and the communities in which its employees work and live. With Lend Lease as the major contributor, LLCF supports growth and development by funding projects that address community challenges in the areas of housing, education, health, economic development, and environmental sustainability and projects while creating and supporting programming that improves the quality of life for military families who sacrifice so much for us. For more information on supporting Lend Lease Community Fund's efforts, please visit *www.lendlease.com.*
About Lend Lease
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 16,500 employees worldwide, the firm's capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.
*In the US, Lend Lease's public partnership business is the nation's leader in public/private community development. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lend Lease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people's lives and foster economic growth. Lend Lease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and more than 11,600 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lend Lease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years. *