Sunday is Salute to Service game at NRG Stadium

The Patriots come to town for a Week 11 matchup with the Texans.

It's also 'Salute to Service' day at NRG Stadium, as the franchise honors the men and women who have served, and are serving, in the United States armed forces.

Houston was the first organization to hold a 'Salute to Service' game, and now all 32 teams in the NFL do so on an annual basis. Throughout the team's history, an array of special events have gone down on 'Salute to Service' Day. In 2009, President George H.W. Bush and his son President George W. Bush were coin toss captains on 'Salute to Service' Sunday.

The West Point Glee Club will sing the National Anthem, and the American Bald Eagle 'Challenger' will take flight inside the stadium and land in the south end zone as the song concludes.

The Texans have been a part of 10 home builds in conjunction with Operation Finally Home. Each year during that decade, a wounded veteran was given a mortgage-free home for his or her family.

The Texans will also wear their Color Rush uniforms on Sunday, and they've won five of the six games they've played in those combos.

Look back at the Texans' 2019 home game against the Indianapolis Colts for the Salute to Service game at NRG Stadium.

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