Veterans honored at Bison game

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live)-- Green and yellow weren't the only colors representing the Bison Saturday.

There was a whole lot of red, white and blue as the football team welcomed over 400 veterans to their afternoon game.

Cindy Jones, a Fargo native, served as a medic in the Air Force from 1972 to 1977.

She later joined the Air National Guard, now she says, she's a retired, happy hooligan.

"My two proudest accomplishments in life are being a veteran and being an alumni from NDSU," Jones says.

Even as a proud alum, Saturday was her first Bison game.

That was the case for many of these heroes.

One of them being Tobiah Johnson who served in the navy for eight years.

"The way that Fargo and North Dakota treats veterans is like no where else in the United States, it's spectacular," Johnson says.

Allan Wolff served in the Marine Corps for 12 years. He says it was the best experience of his life.

"I think it's amazing the way they are doing this to honor the veterans who serve in present and past," Wolff says.

Glenn Myrold spent three years in the Army. He says he's been to a Bison game before, but not in the last ten years.

"I saw the article in the paper. This gal said she had some tickets for veterans," Myrold says. "So I gave her a call. She got a hold of me and said she had tickets for me. It was very nice of her."

That gal is Alana Christensen.

She's been pulling all-nighters to make sure all of these veterans made it to the game.

She says that it's the Bison Nation's way of giving back to our heroes who put it all on the line for our country.