Basketball coach Buzz Williams of Virginia Tech noticed for years that many college players wouldn’t pay attention and show respect during the National Anthem. The disappointed coach knew he could make a difference starting with his own team. This started a heartwarming Veteran’s Day tradition that showed his players to be respectful and to set an example for other college basketball players.
“I wanted the players to understand how fortunate they were to be able to play this great game, to earn a scholarship, and to have people pay money to watch them play. Everything comes at a cost and each and every one of us is fortunate that someone else, in someway, is sacrificing something so we can go about our every day lives,” coach Williams said.
Watch the beautiful video below as the coach teams up with amazing Veterans to teach them, in a powerful and respectful way, what it means to appreciate freedom. Share this powerful video today.