The Green Bay Packers and Fleet Farm are set to honor veterans and members of the military through the team's annual "Salute to Service" initiative throughout the month of November.
A league-wide program in conjunction with recognition of Veterans Day, the Packers and Fleet Farm are honoring those who serve in a variety of ways this month. Lambeau Field Atrium businesses are offering special discounts and promotions for veterans and military members, including free Packers Hall of Fame admission for active military members and military veterans with their military ID on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. Visitors to the Hall of Fame can call ahead to register for a time to explore the museum, or will be accommodated first come, first served upon their arrival.
Members of the military and veterans eating at 1919 Kitchen & Tap will receive a 25 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages through November. To view the menu or make a reservation, visit 1919kitchenandtap.com.
Shoppers at the Packers Pro Shop can also take part in the Salute to Service effort by adding $1 or more to their purchase during the month of November to help raise funds for the local organization 4th HOOAH Wisconsin. Those who donate will help contribute to the 4th HOOAH's efforts to improve the lives of the military community, supporting active duty, returning veterans and their family members. The donations will be matched by the Packers up to $10,000. More information about 4th HOOAH is available at hooahinc.org/4th-hooah-wisconsin/.
The Packers Pro Shop is also offering all active military members and veterans 20 percent off on Veterans Day and 10 percent off throughout November on all in-store items, with some standard exclusions. This offer is valid in-store only. The Packers Pro Shop has this year's Salute to Service gear in stock, with 100 percent of the proceeds from Salute to Service merchandise benefitting the NFL's military non-profit partners.
The Packers and Fleet Farm are also encouraging fans to be a part of the Cards for Troops campaign, which will distribute cards to troops who are serving away from their families during the holidays. The cards will reach active military members in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines.
Fans can create cards on their own or use the template on packers.com/cardsfortroops and drop them off at the Packers Pro Shop or at all Wisconsin Fleet Farm locations. The Packers Pro Shop will also have a station located near the Packers truck to allow shoppers the opportunity to write cards to service members. This station will be frequently sanitized and monitored to help keep shoppers healthy. Fans who are not local can mail their cards to Lambeau Field addressed to "Cards for Troops."
To learn more about the Cards for Troops campaign, please visit packers.com/cardsfortroops.
The Nov. 15 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars will serve as the Packers' Salute to Service game. On the field, each player will wear and use special equipment that features the NFL Salute to Service camo-ribbon decal. The stadium will also feature camouflage Salute to Service goal post wraps, banners and pylon decals.
Throughout November, fans are also encouraged to honor themselves or their loved ones who have served by posting on social media with the hashtag #SaluteToService and tagging @packers for the chance to have their photo highlighted on the Packers' social media platforms during the month. The team will also be posting videos and shoutouts from players and team personnel to honor the people in their lives who have served.