FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons' commitment extends far beyond just one game dedicated to honoring the veterans and active duty military of our nation.
Coach Dan Quinn and the Falcons believe there's no better example of "team" than the military. This belief extends to Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon, coaches, players and all associates.
Throughout the year, the Falcons incorporate different ways to show their appreciation for the military.
Quinn and his wife, Stacey, give game tickets to military families for every Falcons home game as well as sending care packages overseas to those serving our country. The Falcons also partner with Acumen Performance Group (former Navy SEALs) to work with the football team in the offseason. These workouts include various activities all centered around the importance of team work. The Falcons host an annual Military Day during training camp as well.
As the Falcons (4-4) get ready to play in their "Salute to Service" game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (5-3), they've also dedicated a week to honoring the military with multiple events each day including:
- Hosting a Salute to Service game at Grovetown High School featuring many military elements, including American flags and Salute to Service signage throughout the property. The high school players were provided military NFL gear, such as custom camouflage jerseys, to wear during the game.
- Visit to VA Hospital where the Falcons showed support and thank veterans for their service and sacrifice.
- Host a youth football clinic at Fort Stewart for approximately 250 children on base and in the community.
- Conduct an overseas packaging event where Falcons associates will package approximately 300 care packages to be shipped to military serving overseas.
- Host a Vietnam War Veterans Breakfast honoring Vietnam War Veterans and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Veterans will be treated to breakfast followed by a special presentation.
And on Friday and Saturday, Coach Quinn and the Falcons will host 64 TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) families to a weekend of activities to thank them for the ultimate sacrifice of their Fallen Hero. These families will start the weekend with a welcome party on Saturday be invited to the team's walk-through where they will meet the players and coaching staff.
Salute to Service week is presented by Zaxby's.