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NFL Players Association agrees to Veterans Day moment of silence

The American flag is unfurled on the field during the National Athem before the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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.