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Vikings surprise five veterans with trip to Sunday’s game

They got the surprise on Friday morning

Veterans Day Parade Held On New York's 5th Avenue Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On this Veteran’s Day weekend, the Minnesota Vikings gave quite the surprise to five men and women that have served our country by giving them a trip to this Sunday’s game against the Washington, D.C.

The surprise was presented by Hall of Fame safety Paul Krause, and you can see a video of the presentation at WCCO’s website.

The five veterans and their spouses were given round-trip transportation and tickets to the game. In addition, the group will be taking a tour of Arlington National Cemetery, as well as a moonlight tour of several monuments in Washington, D.C., along with the U.S. Capitol.

When the Vikings do their “Salute to Service” next weekend when they host the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium, the group will be recognized once again.

This is the first year that the Vikings have done something like this. Hopefully it’s the sort of thing that will continue on for many years to come.