The 1998 Vikings were honored at halftime of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers.
Former Viking Antoine Winfield spoke with Greg Coleman during Sunday's game against the Lions about his first visit to U.S. Bank Stadium, whether he might get into coaching later in life, his son playing for the Gophers, and his favorite memory as a Viking.
Country artist Jimmie Allen performed a tribute to veterans, men and women who are currently serving in the military and their families during halftime of Sunday's game vs. the Lions.
During Sunday's game vs. Detroit, the Vikings honored Walter Straka, a World War II veteran, who was held as a prisoner of war during the Bataan Death March.
Former Viking Antoine Winfield led the Skol Chant and sounded the Gjallarhorn prior to Sunday's game vs. Detroit.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Chief of Staff Mike McElhiney, a Green Beret in the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group, served as Honorary Captain on Sunday. McElhiney suffered injuries, including the loss of his right arm in a battle north of Kandahar, Afghanistan in December 2001. He has been awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart.
HyVee and the Vikings teamed up to surprise several veterans with a trip to Washington D.C. during Sunday's game vs. the Lions.
The Vikings and Polaris partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to recognize the service of retired Marine and Purple Heart recipient, John Chance. In 2007, John was wounded in battle when his vehicle ran over an IED during an overseas conflict. Since retiring, John has worked closely with Ardent Outdoor Group, a non-profit that takes military veterans out on hunting excursions. To honor John for his service, Polaris surprised John with a brand new Polaris RANGER and also surprised his non profit witch three additional vehicles.
Sunday’s Hometown Hero was Alvin Donahoo, a 100-year-old who stormed the beach of Normandy during World War II.
The Navy Band Great Lakes, a 20-piece ensemble, performed the National Anthem prior to Sunday's game vs. the Lions.
Watch Sunday's "lights out" player introductions prior to the matchup with the Saints, with the Vikings introducing the team's offense.
Sunday's UnitedHealthcare's Community Moment featured Jaren Berg, who suffers from Long QT syndrome, a critical heart rhythm disorder. Jaren was at Sunday's game and got to visit the team at practice and meet several players earlier this season, including Adam Thielen.
During Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Coleman was joined by former Vikings WR Anthony Carter.
As part of the NFL's Crucial Catch initiative, Sunday's halftime show featured performances by We Three and Craig Campbell to honor more than 100 individuals affected by cancer.
During Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Greg Coleman was joined by former Vikings S Paul Krause.
Sunday’s Hometown Hero was KARE 11 anchor Randy Shaver, who is in his 35th year at the television station and has been the producer of Prep Sports Extra to spotlight Minnesota High School Football since 1984. Randy was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in June of 1998 but beat the disease after five months of chemo and one month of radiation. He and his wife, Roseann, started the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund in 2003 and have raised more than $7 million. Randy was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2018.
Dennis Green, whose 97 regular-season wins rank second in Vikings franchise history, became the 24th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor during a special a halftime ceremony. Green’s name was unveiled on the façade of U.S. Bank Stadium at halftime.
Sunday’s Hometown Hero was longtime Minnesota State Fair Police Chief and Vikings/NFL Security Associate Art Blakey, who passed away in August. Blakey was the first African-American officer in the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. He worked with NFL security from 1999 to 2015.
John Pacheco, president of The Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota, was recognized on Sunday. Pacheco has served the Minnesota Latino community for more than 40 years, working to empower economic expansion for Latino-owned businesses.
During Sunday's game against the Bills, Greg Coleman was joined by former Vikings S Robert Griffith.
The Vikings lost a member of their football family when Ownership Partner Alan Landis passed away in April 2018. Prior to Sunday's game vs. Buffalo, the Vikings organization paid tribute to Landis with a moment of silence.
During Sunday's game against the Bills, Greg Coleman was joined by former Vikings TE Steve Jordan.
Watch the in-stadium tribute video that ran during Sunday's game vs. the 49ers that looked back on the life of Vikings legendary trainer Fred Zamberletti, who recently passed away.