Washington nominates Ron Rivera for NFL’s ‘Salute-to-Service’ award

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Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has long been outspoken about his love and appreciation for the United States military. Rivera often moved as a child due to his father’s military service.

Rivera’s father, Eugenio, served 32 years in the military.

Rivera said the following in an interview with ESPN back in 2013 regarding his family’s military history:

“I’m very proud of it,” Rivera said. “It’s kind of a neat thing to have been a part of it in my own small way, so I most certainly have a fondness there.”

Every year, the NFL honors the military during the entire month of November with Salute to Service. And, each team nominates one representative for the Salute-to-Service award, presented by USAA.

Washington nominated Rivera.

The Salute-to-Service award is presented annually to one player, coach, or team representative “who demonstrate a strong commitment to honoring and supporting military and veteran communities.”

The NFL will announce the finalists in January, and the winner will be honored at the NFL Honors show in February.

Congratulations to Coach Rivera, as this nomination is undoubtedly a special one for him.