Vikings Salute The Military Today vs. Arizona

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 7, 2010 – 11:08 am

With Veterans Day coming up on November 11, the Vikings are utilizing pregame and in-game stadium elements to honor all service members past and present with a Salute to the Military-themed game presentation. Here are just a few of the elements…

National Anthem – The 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division Band will perform the National Anthem before today’s game. They are stationed in Rosemount, MN and feature talented musicians that are trained as both performers and Soldiers. They play a varied repertoire of music for Minnesota National Guard ceremonies and events.

Hometown Hero – The Vikings feature a hometown hero at every game and today’s hometown hero is Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber. LTC Weber has been in an Army uniform since the age of 14 and over the years he’s learned to fight battles in other countries. But the battle that’s closest to his home for him is his current fight against pancreatic cancer.

Color Guard – The color guard for today’s game is the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe AMVETS Post 53 Color Guard. The men and women in this group are the ceremonial guards reminding us of good citizenship and honor for those who have served our country.

Honorary Captain – Patrick Nelson was selected as the NFL Tillman Scholarship Award winner and will serve as today’s honorary captain. Nelson is enrolled at Minnesota State University where he is a double major in history and sports management, with a minor in athletic coaching, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and volunteering as a mentor in the YMCA Big Brother program.

Halftime Entertainment – A special Minnesota Vikings Salute to the Military presentation will be performed by the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls” band.

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17 Responses to “Vikings Salute The Military Today vs. Arizona”

  1. By Matthew Anglesey on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    I just watched the sorry on ESPN about Brad’s son in Afganastan. It moved me to tears and I just want him to now that I support his son and all those who serve. I will make a special effort to keep his son in my prayers for a safe return. I would like to be able to send Brad an email letting him now just how proud I am of his son even though I do not know him personally. To any Viking personel who montior this blog, would you please forward this to him.

    Matt Anglesey
    Hoquiam, Washington

  2. By Nebraska Viking on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo just saved the game.

  3. By vikadan on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    They need to pull favre now before he loses the game from his old worn out throwing arm, theyre just waiting to pick him off, its easy put jackson in before we have to play catch up again!!!

  4. By Shawn on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    i like the purple pants …

  5. By soldier1986 on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    our defense is a effing joke

  6. By vbviking on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply


  7. By ranger on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Once again, we’ve got the ball and 2 time outs with 24 seconds left and we take a knee. What the hecks wrong with Childress, that’s like saying “we give up, we’ve got nothing”.
    Did anyone else pick up that yell after that? Fire that effer during halftime is what someone yelled and it was picked up in air. I’d have to agree.

  8. By martin on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    life and death vs one of the worst teams in the nfl at home…we have taken such a huge step back from last year that this team looks like a 6-10 team what many issues in all aspects of the game…

  9. By Andrea on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    I’m stationed at Scott AFB in IL, happy to have a day off to watch the game, Wish I could be home in the good state of MN to see it live!

  10. By John on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    My TV’s out, had to watch the last three games on an effing ipod touch. Fire Childress, and, even though i respect him and love his loyalty, FAVER!!! HE FUMBLED A SNAP!

  11. By Ahmed on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Is it ok if im not white but still love the Vikings?

  12. By James on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    What an exciting finish! Too bad the team can’t be ahead for once. Playing the whole game we be nice. AP needs more carries. Brett shouldn’t have to throw for 446 yards. Berrian was a factor again. Didn’t drop all his touches. Play of the game goes to Camarillo, or we are down by 3 scores. Too much drama this year. Hopefully they can play football the rest of the season. Go Vikes!!

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