Packers Tailgate Tour makes stop at Memorial Veteran's Hospital
MADISON (WKOW) -- Day three of the annual Packers Tailgate Tour held a special stop. Sunday morning the Packers visited the Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Madison, a surprise visit to help lift the spirits of several servicemen servicewomen in the hospital. Current Packers Jared Abbrederis, Sam Barrington and Jayrone Elliott joined former Packers LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks and Sean Jones on the visit. The players greeted and took pictures with the veterans, and left them with a gold coin, thanking the veterans for their service.
"Being here with the vets, it's something special. Most of them were guys, so we were able to say happy Father's Day to them. Couple women. So it was pretty cool. It was a neat experience," Abbrederis said.
"Walking into this building gave me goosebumps to be able to meet the guys who gave us freedom that we love so much. It was just nice to meet heroes you know?" Butler said.
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