The NFL continues its long history of honoring veterans and active-duty service members through its annual Salute to Service campaign. Salute to Service is highlighted during games in Weeks 9-11 and in other special events around the league, as fans and the NFL's 32 clubs demonstrate gratitude for the sacrifices made by the military community.
Since 2011, more than $58 million have been raised for the NFL’s Salute to Service partners to support and uplift the nation's military community through resources, programming, recognition and unique experiences that take place within the U.S. and across the world.
"We are indebted to our military heroes and recognize the sacrifices they make on a daily basis that provide us the freedom and security to play the game of football," said Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner. "Through our Salute to Service initiative, the entire NFL family seeks to honor, empower and connect service members, veterans and their families with organizations that support the military community in the U.S. and across the world. We are extremely grateful for those who have served and those who continue to serve our great nation."
Through the NFL's five core Salute to Service partners, which include the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF), Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), United Service Organizations (USO), Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the NFL looks to make positive impacts in the lives of many in the military community.
Salute to Service comes to life on the field with field stencils, banners, goal post wraps, game balls, helmet decals, and New Era and Nike gear.
Visit www.NFL.com/Salute for more information on the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign.