Titans to honor Nashville ‘resilience’ following bombing

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(Courtesy: Donald Page/Tennessee Titans)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have announced they will don helmet decals during their next Sunday game to honor Nashville’s resilience following the Christmas Day bombing.

According to a Wednesday news release, the decal will include the text “615 Strong,” in a nod to the city’s area code. The number six will be colored in Titans light blue to honor the six police officers who first responded and evacuated residents from the scene before the explosion.

The organization has joined a player-led effort with a donation to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.’s Music City, Inc. relief fund, which will assist those impacted by the bombing.

The explosion took place in the heart of Nashville’s historic downtown. The blast killed the bomber, injured several people and damaged dozens of buildings. The RV blared a warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes then switched to a recording of the 1964 hit “Downtown” before the blast.

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