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Steelers Host Armed Forces Members at Annual Salute to Service Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers honored members of the Armed Forces in advance of Veterans Day, as a part of their annual "Salute to Service" game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, November 8.


The Pittsburgh Steelers honored members of the Armed Forces in advance of Veterans Day, as a part of their annual "Salute to Service" game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, November 8. Thanks to the 911th Airlift wing for the great photographs!

Steelers legends from the 1970's Super Bowl era attended the game, including Vietnam vet Rocky Bleier who waved a "camo" Terrible Towel. Bleier was joined by military veterans and Steelers legends John Banaszak and Andy Russell in starting a giant "Terrible Towel Twirl."

Air Force Staff Sgt. and Afghanistan War veteran Mark J. Lindquist performed the national anthem, while the United States Armed Forces Color Guard presented the colors.

Members of the Army Golden Knights parachuted into the stadium during pregame festivities, while 80 returning soldiers from the 171st stood by on the field and country music star Kane Brown performed his hit "Homesick."

Members of the military were featured and honored in activities throughout the pre-game and half-time, including members from each branch wearing a jersey bearing their branch's name on the front.

At halftime there was an-on field skills competition, with active military representing each branch competing for charity.

Thanks to all active and veteran Armed Forces service members and families for your service and sacrifice!
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