Legion Welcomes Residents to Watch Army-Navy Game

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Army, Navy players will have special uniforms for the game on Saturday.

American Legion, Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 is hosting a viewing party of the “Army-Navy” football game on Saturday, December 10.

All residents are invited to come watch the game. The doors at the Legion, 15247 La Cruz Drive, will open at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per guest and lunch is included. Children under 12 are free. There will be a no host bar and there is a separate kids’ room. To RSVP, go to: alpost283.com  Events – Legion Family Events – December 10th Army- Navy Game.

This is one of the greatest sports rivalries in the country. For more than a century, The Army Black Knights have played the Navy Midshipmen. The teams first met in 1890 and have met annually since 1930. Overall, Navy is leading the series 62-53-7.

The game will take place at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, with gametime weather predicted at 42 degrees. For the season, Army is 5-6 overall and Navy is 4-7.

Army football will wear specialty uniforms to honor the “Iron Soldiers” of the 1st Armored Division who spearheaded the first ground-based attack by the United States in World War II. The Black Knights uniforms are inspired by the story of “Old Ironsides.”

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Operation Torch, which began American ground operations against Axis forces in the European theater, which included North Africa.

Two weeks after Japan bombed the U.S. in 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill coordinated the U.S. entry into World War II.

Commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, about 125,000 soldiers landed in Algeria and Morocco in November 1942 in what was then the largest amphibious landing in history.

The Naval Academy announced its team will wear astronaut-themed uniforms, “From the sea to the stars.”

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