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Joe Vitt named NFL/USAA salute to service award nominee

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Joe Vitt spent time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last year

New Orleans Saints

Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt was nominated for the NFL and USAA's third annual NFL Salute to Service Award.

Vitt spent time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last year working with wounded combat veterans from the United States armed forces through the Semper Fi Fund program.

NFL teams nominated players, alumni, coaches and personnel who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.

Finalists for the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA will be announced in January and the winner will be recognized at the “3rd Annual NFL Honors” awards show in New York City on FOX on Saturday, Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.

Throughout November, as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign, teams designated one home game to honor the military and veterans. For every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners – the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO, and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) – for a total of $300 per point.

USAA worked with several teams throughout the Salute to Service campaign to honor service members, veterans and their families. Fans in select stadiums participated in stadium card stunts to thank the military and veterans. Fans can show their appreciation with a digital salute by visiting www.millionfansalute.com. The NFL cities with the most salutes will earn rewards from USAA for their local military community.