ESPN salutes the veterans

ESPN lined up its sixth annual America’s Heroes initiative in honor of Veteran’s Day 2014 with programming set to include live, day-long SportsCenter coverage from The Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Tuesday, Nov. 11; ESPN2’s First Take from a military hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on Monday, Nov. 10; and the Armed Forces Classic from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico (Friday, Nov. 14). Among those providing daily “Shout Outs” via vignettes to the troops are: Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Nick Saban, Kevin Sumlin, Jeff Gordon and Diana Taurasi. USAA and Applebee’s are sponsors of the weeklong “America’s Heroes” on-air activation and these athlete tributes airing on all ESPN platforms.

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