NFL fans help give a big “Salute to Service.”
During the Green Bay Packers football game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the crowd helped pay tribute to all current military service members and veterans by holding up red, white, and blue cards. As members of Steel Magnolia sang the national anthem, each fan held up a red, white or blue card so a wavy stars and stripes pattern consumed the entire stadium. A giant American flag also covered the field as a military flyover also took place above the outdoor Lambeau stadium in downtown Green Bay.
The special event was called a “Salute to Service.”
The Minnesota Vikings hosted a similar tribute on Sunday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day, when they hosted the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis. Fans and the teams honored military men and women for their service by showing flash cards saying, “Thank You Military.” Vikings players also greeted military members as they walked on the field prior to the game.
The Packers and the Vikings were not alone is honoring military members for Veterans Day. Several other teams across the NFL held similar moments to show their gratitude for veterans across the nation.