Army's Caleb McNeill carries the French flag onto the field Saturday at Michie Stadium.

Mike Groll Associated Press

Army's football team typically takes the field behind the American flag, a nod to the larger purpose of the U.S. Military Academy. But on Saturday, the Black Knights made a moving addition.

As the Army players ran onto the Michie Stadium field prior to their home game against Tulane, they did so with the American flag carried at the front, as usual, but with the French flag carried immediately behind it.

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