News

Print
RSS

Bengals, USAA Insurance honor military on Veterans Day

Posted Nov 12, 2012


RELATED: Card Stunt Photo Gallery

For a few moments prior to the Bengals matchup with the Giants on Veterans Day Sunday, Paul Brown Stadium was awash in red, white and blue instead of the usual orange and black.

In a joint effort between the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL’s Official Military Appreciation & Insurance Sponsor, USAA, 50,000 Bengals fans honored all veterans and active duty military members with a card stunt containing a massive “thank you” message during the singing of the national anthem.

The stunt’s setup, one of eight happening in NFL venues from November 4 through 15, took nearly 1300 man hours over two days from 160 volunteers to complete.

All fans are encouraged to visit MillionFanSalute.com after the game to download photos of the stunt, and to show their support for the military by creating a digital salute on behalf of the Bengals. If Cincinnati's total salutes rank in the top three, the Ohio National Guard will earn rewards such as a refurbishment of an on-installation athletic field.

“One of the most powerful moments of an NFL game is when thousands of fans stand to honor the military and veterans,” said Don Clark, USAA executive director of sports sponsorships and events. “We hope all fans visit millionfansalute.com to download and share photos and create a digital salute to honor the military on behalf of the Bengals.”

Recent Articles

  • Camp report: tempering the run

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 11 hours ago

    Tempers finally flared like they always do at some point in training camp Wednesday as the Bengals try to light a fuse in their run game. Left guard Clint Boling is helping with solid play off his ACL surgery.

    Views: 3,350
  • Silent Fight as Geno makes return

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 18 hours ago

    The only thing more notorious than Geno Atkins’ first step is his last word because there are so few of them that come before it. The guy who defensive line coach Jay Hayes calls “a man of few words,” was the talk of Bengals training camp Wednesday when he passed his physical and came off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

    Views: 7,387
  • Bengals add Pittsburgh and Denver games for availability of single-game sales

    Posted Jul 29, 2014

    Single game tickets available for Pittsburgh and Denver games this Saturday.

    Views: 2,379
  • Hobson's Choice: camping out

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Jul 29, 2014

    The readers want to know how Hue Jackson can take the offense to the NFL elite.

    Views: 8,398
  • 'Opportunity of a lifetime'

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross is just 20 years old, so he's a young man in a hurry as he learns the game on the highest level.

    Views: 19,264

Recent Videos

Photos