See the Chiefs’ special ‘Salute to Service’ tribute for fallen heroes


The Chiefs put together a special tribute for fallen heroes and service members of the Kansas City Area Gold Star Families on Sunday. For Salute to Service day, each player wore custom military sweatshirts during pregame warmups, honoring those who made ultimate sacrifices.

The sweatshirts feature a green Chiefs logo on the right side, and the name of a fallen serviceman on the left side.

“I was looking at a sweatshirt and it says, ‘Salute to Service,'” equipment manager Allen Wright explained. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to salute the ones who pay the ultimate sacrifice and the ones that have lost their lives?'”

In addition to wearing the hoodies in warmups, Chiefs players were also given cards in their lockers, explaining who the person was that they’re representing on the field.

“We had these cards made up that's a little synopsis of each individual that will go into the players' lockers,” Wright said. “They will understand who the person is and who they're representing so there's a little bit of connection there.”

With all of the criticism the NFL gets for its harsh uniform rules, this is truly a great tribute pulled off by the Chiefs.