NFL players union agrees to Veterans Day moment of silence

Updated: November 8, 2017, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- 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.

President Barack Obama signed into law the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act in October 2016. The act 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 Sunday prior to kickoffs.

The NFLPA said it will work with the league office on logistics to implement the observance.

President Donald Trump has lashed out at players protesting during the national anthem, contending that kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" disrespects the flag and U.S. military members.

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