MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A group of Vikings players made sure to take time to thank veterans for their service.
Tuesday, players visited with former military members at the VA Health Care System in Minneapolis.
The Vikings as a franchise have stopped by to visit veterans for the past 18 years.
Long snapper Kevin McDermott was excited to stop by as he has a family connection.
“I have a grandfather who served in the Army and an uncle who served as well, so definitely means a lot to me and my family and we’re lucky that we have a great facility here in Minneapolis, here at the VA,” said McDermott. “There are a lot of veterans around that we can come out and meet and thank for their service.”
In addition to McDermott, Tramaine Brock Sr., Kentrell Brothers, Ben Gedeon, Ryan Quigley, Laquon Treadwell, Stephen Weatherly, Vikings Cheerleaders and alumni players visited the care center.