During Sunday Night football as the New Orleans Saints hosted the Dallas Cowboys, every fan showed tribute and reverence to all of the service men and women who fight for our country as a part of Salute to Service.
In honor of Veterans Day, the beginning of the game opened with a card stunt. Every seat had a specific color layout. Designed to say "thank you, Veterans" or the stars and stripes on the American flag, more than 65,000 fans helped create the pictures across the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Sponsored by USAA, the card stunt's message honored both past and present military members.
During pre-game, several traditional game day elements featured military personnel, including the National Anthem and the presentation of The Colors, both presented by USAA. The National WWII Museum's vocal trio, the Victory Belles performed the National Anthem during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast and were joined on-field by 100 military members – 20 from each division (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force). The Colors were presented by a Joint Color Guard including the Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force.
During halftime of the game, the Saints honored the first three inductees of the Ring of Honor, as well as featured a USAA Military Coin presentation for senior and junior officers of each branch of the military. The senior officers that will be honored with USAA Military Challenge Coin include Colonel Joseph "Pat" Griffin (Air Force), Major General Glenn Curtis (Army), Captain Todd Sokalzuk (Coast Guard), Lieutenant General Richard Mills (Marines) and Captain Jack Hill (Navy).
Today is a day of reverence and honor for all military branches and veterans. The New Orleans Saints thanks you once again for all the hard work and dedication you put into serving our country.