Husker Salute provides unique Husker experience for Veterans

Husker Salute is honoring veterans for the 12th year in a row at the Cornhusker Hotel.

“Basically, husker salute is a way for us to give back to the military and we want to give them an experience since were in Nebraska essentially bring them here for a weekend of fun and be able to watch a game with a whole bunch of veterans,” says Gary McGirr, President of Husker Salute. 

McGirr got the idea in 2008. He and Dan McGlenn, the vice president, were working with Nebraska athletics to send videos of Husker football games overseas so troops could watch along.

That’s when they came up with Husker Salute. It gives current and past veterans the opportunity to have a unique husker experience.

Former Husker volleyball and football players join husker salute to sign autographs for vets and their families, and reminisce on the husker legacy.

Former football player Roger Kudrna, class of 1964, says he’s glad to be part of the event.

“It’s really great, the reason I’m here is to meet the veterans that are here to meet this group of people so I love to tell the vets to thank you for their service, that’s why we’re here,” Kudrna says. 

The Husker Salute also offers 50% off Nebraska apparel for veterans, a raffle drawing, door prizes, a tailgate and much more.

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