NFL players union asks for Veterans Day moment of silence

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By: Associated Press
November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The NFL players union wants everyone in the league to honor a two-minute moment of silence on Sunday in observance of U.S. military veterans.

In 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act, which calls on all Americans to observe a two-minute moment of silence every Nov. 11.

With Veterans Day falling on Saturday this year, the players union voted to ask everyone in the NFL community to observe this moment of silence on Sunday prior to kickoffs.