While it was the play on the field that got Florida fans on their feet Saturday, everyone in attendance — no matter their fan loyalty — stood when a military family received a new, mortgage-free home.
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) October 31, 2015
Staff sergeant David Veros and his family were honored at the Florida-UGA game in Jacksonville, Fla. and were given instructions to look at the video board where they received the news. Joel Lamp, a manager of business development and communications for Jacksonville City Sports & Entertainment, was on the field with Veros and confirmed that he served six tours of duty in Iraq.
It was given to the Veros family by Operation Finally Home, an organization that focuses on honoring military heroes with new homes.
— Joel Lamp (@JoelLamp) October 31, 2015
Not everyone left EverBank Field happy about the outcome of the game, but it’s hard not to smile when such an act of kindness is offered to former military personnel after the sacrifices they’ve given to the country.