What to watch for in Carolina's Salute to Service game vs. Washington

Salute to Service

CHARLOTTE - Sunday's home game against Washington, sponsored by Lowe's, marks the Panthers' annual celebration and honoring of military members and their families as part of the NFL's Salute to Service initiative, presented by USAA.

Before the game, there will be several tributes to members of all branches of the military.

  • The invocation will be from Pinkie Fischer, the Division Chaplain of the 82nd Airborne Division.
  • There will be a special joint color guard with members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard from bases across North and South Carolina.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the All-American Chorus out of Fort Bragg, N.C. They have served as the musical ambassadors of the 82nd Airborne Division for over 55 years.
  • The Keep Pounding drummer is Major General Chris Donahue, who most recently served as the Commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
  • There will be a pregame flyover from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
  • Halftime features the U.S. Army Parachute team.

There will be a special recognition for 21 of our region's outstanding members of the Armed Forces who have served our country with dedication, pride and honor. These 21 individuals and their families were hosted at Bank of America Stadium last week by the Panthers for a special evening including a picnic on the field, private concert, and tickets to Sunday's game.

A lucky PSL holder will be selected as the PSL Winner of the Game and receive a $500 Lowe's gift card at half time.

In partnership with Crown Royal, the Panthers are encouraging fans to write thank you notes to military members as part of the Purple Bag Project. Fans can take part on Sunday in the stadium at Legends Row outside in the fan activation zone outside North Gate. Find out more here.

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