With last Wednesday’s observation of Veterans Day, the Vikings today are proud to honor all service members past and present with a “Salute to the Military” theme for today’s game.
Today’s Vikings-Lions game is being broadcast via a special live feed to the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division in Basra, Iraq.
The honorary Viking for today’s game is a member of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division who will sound the Gjallarhorn live from Contingency Operating Base Basra in Southern Iraq.
Today’s Hometown Hero is Sgt. Dan Young, who serves with the Minnesota National Guard’s St. Paul-based 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment and is the 1st Minnesotan to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in combat since WWII.
The National Anthem will be performed by the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, live from Iraq.
Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing and 133rd Airlift Wing and Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard Funeral Honors Team will be responsible for flag detail today.
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