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A Salute to Vanderbilt’s Salute to Service

Photo: @VandyFootball

Yesterday’s win over Vanderbilt was fun for many reasons. Kentucky got a much-needed win, the Big Blue Nation took over Nashville, and those at the stadium got to see an excellent tribute to our nation’s military. Saturday was Vanderbilt’s Salute to Service game, and the ‘Dores pulled out all the stops, bringing in the Army Golden Knights to deliver the game ball:

That was nothing compared to the helicopter flyover afterwards. I was too distracted by the giant American flag on the field to get a video, but thankfully, Kelly, Richard, and Tucker did:

Shoutout to @AnnGrevious, who directed me to this video shot from one of the helicopters:

At halftime, the Kentucky and Vanderbilt marching bands teamed up for a special performance:

Vandy also had a Howitzer and Humvee on display outside the stadium:

Very cool. Well done, Vandy, and thank you again to all who serve.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

5 Comments for A Salute to Vanderbilt’s Salute to Service



  1. RealCatsFan
    12:25 pm November 17, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome post, Mrs. Tyler! Thanks for sharing this, and thanks to all our folks who served our country to preserve the freedom to enjoy these games.



  2. Ridge Runner
    12:36 pm November 17, 2019 Permalink

    Yes, as RCF mentioned… great post and shout out to our folks past & present. But wow, nice job by Vandy getting this orchestrated. Impressed big time.



    • Ridge Runner
      12:45 pm November 17, 2019 Permalink

      I realize Ft Campbell is at the TN-KY border but with the 101st airborne air assault division calling it home – ya about know UK could really make something big at a home game honoring the military. Heck, Ft Knox thrown in there as well. Don’t get me wrong, we do a nice job but Mitch could really hit it out the park with the resources in our state. Passing thought…



  3. sincitycat
    12:59 pm November 17, 2019 Permalink

    Thanks Mrs. TT and thank you veterans. And thank you Coach Stoops and our Kentucky Wildcats. As a Cats fan since birth I began following UK football in the late 1950’s and as such there has been great frustration and many heartbreaking losses (just last week). But in the past we would have laid an egg @ Vanderbilt and lost a most winnable game. So our effort yesterday tells me things our changing in our football world so let’s fill Commonwealth the next two games and root like hell. Our team has heart and deserves our full support. Go Big Blue!



  4. djamyx
    11:09 pm November 17, 2019 Permalink

    Took my daughters to the game—they were in awe and I have to admit, I was too. It was very well done by Vandy!

    We had a blast! Thank you to all those who have served!