Service members do what they do so others might live longer and longer, better and better, securer and securer. So Americans might ponder questions such as this: Given recent events, did this Army-Navy game mean more? Or did it mean less?
"You can look at it both ways," Navy co-captain and backup quarterback Ed Malinowski said. "More, because the American people get a chance to see what kinds of leaders they'll have. Less, because in the back of your head you're thinking, Guys are risking their lives, getting shot at, so we can play this game. But no matter what, the game has meaning to somebody."