Statement from Ravens head coach on Pentagon tour

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh changed today’s schedule so the team could take part in a tour of the Pentagon, the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a visit to John F. Kennedy’s gravesite (Arlington National Cemetery) and then have lunch at Ft. Myer (Patton Hall).

Here’s a statement from Coach Harbaugh:

“Football is a meritocracy, and our team has worked hard throughout this offseason and training camp. Our coaches appreciate and respect that effort. The team deserves a day away from the fields and meetings, and an opportunity to spend some time together away from the facility. Our good friend, General Ray Odierno [former head of the Joint Forces Command and Chief of Staff of the Army], stepped up to make this wonderful day happen, and we thank him. This is an amazing experience for all of us. After we tour the Pentagon, we are going to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and they will allow Keenan [Reynolds, a Naval Academy graduate] and Otha [Foster, who served three years with the Marines] to participate in a ceremony.

“How fortunate and blessed are we to experience a day like this. It’s humbling, and we are so appreciative.”

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