Sure, NFL teams are leaving it all on the field today, but one team in particular is making sure to recognize those who left everything on the battle field.

The Kansas City Chiefs are honoring local Gold Star Families by remembering men and women who lost their lives while serving our country.

The team’s equipment manager, Allen Wright, came up with the idea to have special “Salute to Service” military sweatshirts made up for each player to wear before their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Each sweatshirt has the name of one service member who made the ultimate sacrifice.

But, there’s more.

Wright decided to take his idea a step further. Rather than just the players simply wearing a name, he wanted them to know about their particular Gold Star recipient.

“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.”

The cards will tell each player about where the soldier was from, his or her age and where he or she was killed in action or service. (Kansas City Chiefs)


Here’s a full list of those being honored.