A 95-year-old veteran helped get things started for the Monday Night Football game in Seattle Monday night by raising the Seahawks iconic 12th man flag before kickoff.
The Seahawks invited Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Nichols to raise the flag up before the game to get the crowd going. Nichols served from 1945-1969 with tours during World War II, Korea and Vietnam and is a Bronze Star recipient.
She also happens to be a huge Seattle Seahawks fan. Because of that, she was an easy choice for the Seahawks organization to recognize as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service.
The 95-year-old vet, who served in the United States Army Nurse Corps and is the oldest living military nurse in the country, didn’t waste any time raising the flag to the top and even wove a towel afterwards to get the crowd even more fired up.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 21, 2017
Unfortunately, some of the players on the field are still refusing to stand for the flag and respect the sacrifice that people like Lt. Colonel Nichols made for this country. Hopefully they were able to realize how special this moment truly is and the sacrifices that made it possible.