Fans encouraged to arrive early




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PITTSBURGH –The Pittsburgh Steelers are encouraging fans to arrive early to Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals to enjoy a number of special events prior to kickoff.

The following list of events is scheduled to take place on the field prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff against the Bengals at Heinz Field:

  • Hall of Famer Joe Greene will receive the Clio Award, the highest award in advertising, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his famous Coca-Cola commercial.
  • Astronaut Mike Fincke will present to Steelers' President Art Rooney II a Terrible Towel that he flew in space during the team's Super Bowl XLIII run last season. A photo of Fincke with his Terrible Towel in space made national news.
  • In honor of Veterans Day, the Steelers will honor military veterans with a war veteran representing the following wars: Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm War and the Iraq War.
  • Also in honor of Veterans Day, the Steelers along with Operation Once in a Lifetime will welcome a group of wounded warriors. The U.S. Army soldiers were injured in combat and have received a Purple Heart for their injuries.
  • The VFW of Meadville Post 2006 will serve as the Color Guard in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Tamara Tunie, star of the hit TV series Law & Order: SVU, will sing the national anthem. Tunie is the sister-in-law to Steelers' alum Greg Hawthorne.
  • Strike Fighter Squadron 213, The Fighting Blacklions, stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., will perform a flyover prior to kickoff.
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