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Heavy Security At Redskins' Season Opener

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The Washington Redskins will kick off their season Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants at FedEx Field.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will do the coin toss and be an honorary captain for the team, while around 150,000 family members affected by the attacks on the Pentagon will be honored prior to kickoff, and will stand with both teams during the playing of the National Anthem.

Security here is very heavy, and attendants should give themselves at least 20 extra minutes to get through the security checkpoints today.

Meanwhile, before the Nationals' game, the team hosted the Arlington County Fire Department's Honor Guard, while the chairman of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Jim Laychak, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. 

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