Pack Tailgate Tour makes unannounced stops in area
By AARON POPKEY
IRON MOUNTAIN – The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour members experienced a humbling visit at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center as they spent time with about 40 veterans, including some men and women who served in World War II.
“It was an honor to be able to spend time with them,” said Brad Jones. “I tried to say thank you and let them know how much we appreciate everything they did and their sacrifice for me and others to have the freedoms we enjoy.
The players had a chance to mingle, share stories, sign autographs and pose for pictures with those in attendance.
“I enjoyed making a connection with the veterans,” said James Lofton. “My father was a World War II veteran and one of the guys I spoke with was drafted 71 years ago and served in World War II. If my father was still alive today, he’d be the same age. It was great to visit with him.
“The other connection is that they are our fans, too. So it was nice to say thanks for that as well.”