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John Harbaugh finalist for NFL's Salute to Service Award

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Harbaugh has been a long-time supporter of the U.S. military.

John Harbaugh is a finalist for the Salute to Service Award.
John Harbaugh is a finalist for the Salute to Service Award.
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Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been named a finalist for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens">@Ravens</a> coach John Harbaugh &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/Vikings">@Vikings</a> DE Jared Allen are <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/USAA">@USAA</a> Salute to Service Award finalists <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFLSalute&amp;src=hash">#NFLSalute</a> <a href="http://t.co/TWBvvvzmn3">http://t.co/TWBvvvzmn3</a></p>&mdash; NFL345 (@NFL345) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL345/statuses/427624179026776065">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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As noted above, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is the other finalist for the honor. It recognizes those in the NFL who support U.S. military initiatives by using their public figure status to promote the cause.

Harbaugh has had a long history of being a supporter of the United States military. Each year, he'll regularly invite military personnel to come catch a practice or honor them at specific games.

The winner will receive his award at the 2014 NFL Honors award show this coming Saturday.