The Pittsburgh Steelers will join in on celebrating, empowering and connecting our nation's service members as part of the Salute to Service program during this Sunday's Steelers vs. Bengals game at Heinz Field. The organization will showcase numerous activities and initiatives through virtual experiences and via in-stadium video.
FAN VIRTUAL MONITORS
A virtual monitor will be placed on the sideline during this Sunday's game, giving Steelers fans the opportunity to watch the game and interact with the players through an exclusive sideline view. This weekend, active-duty soldiers from each branch of the military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard) will join the virtual fan cams for the exclusive experience and will be joined in a video chat with Steelers Legends.
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MESSAGING
Throughout the game, video messages from active duty military members currently deployed overseas will be aired over the video boards for all fans to see.
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized four local veterans following an extensive search. Each veteran shared their dynamic story with the organization and will be showcased over the video boards during Sunday's game.
GAMEDAY EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
Nearly 100 gameday employees at Heinz Field are veterans of our armed forces. On Sunday, each working veteran will be given a special Salute to Service Steelers hat so that they can be properly recognized by fans in attendance.
GOD BLESS AMERICA and NATIONAL ANTHEM
The United States Army Herald Trumpets will perform a special rendition of both God Bless America and the National Anthem via video-board presentation before the game. A color guard representing all five branches will be shown on the video boards.
TERRIBLE TOWEL TWIRL
The pre-game Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by local active duty service members from all five branches. The presentation was shot on the field at Heinz Field prior to the season and will be shown via the South and Northwest video boards.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
At halftime, a special video presentation of America the Beautiful performed by Clinton Clegg of Commonheart will air over the South and Northwest videoboards. The video tribute will feature the Joint Service Color Guard and photos of our local, active duty service men and women.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS SALUTE TO HEROES
During each home game, the Pittsburgh Steelers honor a member of our armed forces via a special in-game ceremony. This week, Army Sgt. Adam Hartswick of State College will be celebrated in an in-game video presentation. Hartswick served as an Army Medic in Afghanistan until 2015, when he retired after sustaining injuries to his lower extremities.