Lincoln, Neb. For a stadium named after all those who serve in our military, it fitting that they get first-class treatment when touring the Memorial Stadium.
About 500 Husker fans, some currently serving in the military and others retired veterans walked through hallways plastered with Husker greats. Then they walked through the tunnel walk onto the field.
The organization Husker Fans Salute The Troops organized the event and this is the 6th year this tour has been going on.
"They'll take pictures of themselves on the stadium and say boy this is really an experience to get out here on the field and experience what the players get to experience when they come out here," said Kenlon Johannes, media coordinator with the Husker Fans Salute The Troops.
Gayle Tams and his wife Patty toured the stadium and it brought back memories, " It makes you want to play football again."
He served in Vietnam from 1966-68 and took a tour back then and Tams says the changes the stadium went through is amazing.
"To see all the changes and improvement that have been made since then is just phenomenal. I just can't believe it," said Tams.
For this day, while the Huskers play away, these patriots filled the stadium with pride.
"We know our Husker fans at times who serve in the military have to go overseas and serve for us and really give quite a sacrifice to protect us. It's a way to give back to them and since they're big Husker fans what a better way than let them tour the facilities get on to the stadium and watch a game," said Johannes.
After touring the stadium the group went to a hotel and watched the game on giant TV screens and were served food and drinks.
For more information go to: www.huskersalute.org