Following the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, the Cleveland Browns created the Hats Off to Our Heroes program to recognize and salute the accomplishments and services of those from the local community.
The Browns dedicate each regular-season home game to honor and salute each branch of the military as well as every day local heroes. These honored men and women join us as our special guests seated in the HONOR ROW. The 2013 Browns Home Opener will be dedicated to recognize and pay tribute to local First Responders who put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of others. To identify the individuals honored during the Browns home games, the Browns work directly with local military branches and service organizations who determine the respective honorees.
2013 Hats Off to Our Heroes Schedule:
During your attendance of Browns' 2013 home games, please turn your attention to the Jumbotron after the conclusion of the 1st quarter to honor those who serve our country.
The Hats Off to Our Heroes program is an annual and wide-ranging program that focuses on recognizing and honoring local heroes while creating an atmosphere of pride among all our fans. Originally centered on programming during September, the Hats Off to Our Heroes program is now highlighted during events and initiatives throughout the entire year.
The Cleveland Browns Hats Off to Our Heroes program was awarded the '2003 best Single Program' from the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, who referred to the program as "intriguing and creative."