2009-12-18 / Sports

Lots Of Locals Attend Philadelphia Army-Navy Game


About 50 local residents dropped happily into their tour bus seats at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in anticipation of a trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and the 110th annual Army-Navy game. The game was played in Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. About 50 local residents dropped happily into their tour bus seats at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in anticipation of a trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and the 110th annual Army-Navy game. The game was played in Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Rockaway residents stand outside the tour bus in a parking lot about a mile away from the stadium on a cold weekend morning. Rockaway residents stand outside the tour bus in a parking lot about a mile away from the stadium on a cold weekend morning. A member of the Black Knights parachute team drops into the stadium to the amazement of all watching. A member of the Black Knights parachute team drops into the stadium to the amazement of all watching. Rockaway kids play some football of their own as their parents and grandparents tail gate in advance of the game. Rockaway kids play some football of their own as their parents and grandparents tail gate in advance of the game. The Navy's Midshipmen line up to march into the stadium. In the rear is the Phila del - phia Phillies baseball stadium, both part of the three-stadium complex outside the city. The third stadium houses the hockey and basketball teams. The Navy's Midshipmen line up to march into the stadium. In the rear is the Phila del - phia Phillies baseball stadium, both part of the three-stadium complex outside the city. The third stadium houses the hockey and basketball teams. The Corps of Cadets lines up in the stadium. It took nearly an hour for the cadets to march into the stadium. The Corps of Cadets lines up in the stadium. It took nearly an hour for the cadets to march into the stadium. Wave managing editor Howard Schwach, a Navy veteran, at the game with his son and grandson. For many, the game is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Wave managing editor Howard Schwach, a Navy veteran, at the game with his son and grandson. For many, the game is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Local Mike Honan, the American Legion's Queens Commander, shows his preference as he has some early morning coffee. Local Mike Honan, the American Legion's Queens Commander, shows his preference as he has some early morning coffee. Another member of the parachute team honors America. Another member of the parachute team honors America. The kick-off was almost an afterthought. Navy won the game by a score of 17-3 The kick-off was almost an afterthought. Navy won the game by a score of 17-3

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