This weekend, the NFL brings Salute to Service to life, the league's year-round effort to honor, empower and connect with our nation's service members, veterans and their families. Salute to Service is highlighted during NFL games in Weeks 9–11 and in other special events around the league, as fans and the NFL's 32 clubs demonstrate their gratitude for the sacrifices made by our military community.
Since 2011, this effort has raised more than $51 million for military and veteran support organizations, which include the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Pat Tillman Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), United Service Organizations (USO) and Wounded Warrior Project®.
Salute to Service comes to life on-field with field stencils, banners, goal post wraps, game balls, helmet decals, and New Era and Nike gear. All charitable contributions are donated to the NFL's Salute to Service partners.
"We are able to play and our fans able to enjoy NFL football – largely due to the selfless service of our military heroes here at home and around the world," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Salute to Service aims to shine a spotlight of gratitude on all those in our active-duty military, veterans and their families who sacrifice to keep us all safe. We are indebted to them all."
Learn more about the NFL’s Salute to Service.