Air Force at Navy now playing on 9/11
The Path to the 2021 CiC Starts in Annapolis
It’s hard to believe that it will be 20 years this fall, since the horrific events of 9/11 took place. And while the weight of that day, and it’s significance in history is so far beyond comparison to a mere football game, two of our United States Military Academies are going to play one another that day.
Originally scheduled for October 2nd in 2021, Navy and Air Force have agreed to meet a few weeks earlier with the 20th Anniversary of September 11th falling on a Saturday. The athletic directors for both schools offered commentary on the decision to have two Military Academies play on this significant day.
Chet Gladchuck, AD of Navy said “We will use this nationally televised opportunity to reflect on the meaning of our freedom and the competitive spirit of our nation…. Two Service Academies coming together to display our strength of unity and our determination to forever persevere.”
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) December 22, 2020
Offering comments for Air Force was their AD, Nathan Pine, citing that “This is an appropriate move for our country to have our Service Academies play on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in celebration of our armed forces”
As if the meeting of Air Force and Navy wasn’t compelling enough each season, 2021 will be taking that to a new level under the circumstances. Mark your calendars as the battle for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy kicks off in Annapolis, Maryland on September 11th now.