Twenty-two military veterans were saluted during Thursday’s Green Bay Packers game against the Steelers game as part of the team's Operation Fan Mail program.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family and recognize them on the field during pregame activities at each 2018 home game.
A total of 109 individuals, families or groups have been recognized since the program started, according to a news release from the team.
Interested families or friends of eligible families can submit an essay explaining why the fan should be saluted next season. The essays have to be less than 500 words and can be submitted online.
In addition to being recognized on the field prior to the game, selected families receive four tickets to the game. Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.