Saturdays at many big-name universities and college campuses across the country mean one thing: football. For most of the game, all eyes are on the players, but when the teams head to their locker rooms at halftime, the spotlight shifts to the marching band.
On Saturday, the University of Georgia marching band used its time in the limelight to show appreciation for the U.S. military.
According to Townhall political editor Guy Benson, as the band played the songs of all the branches of the armed services, it formed the words “Thank You.”
UGA band spells out 'Thank You' and plays the songs of each branch of the US armed forces. Very cool. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/VJbTVPTzn1
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 19, 2017
Twitter user Libby Tucker shared a photo of another one of the band's formations, which spelled out “USA”:
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She admitted she “loved every minute” of the performance and called it “touching, beautiful and memorable.”
In response to the praise, the band's Twitter account thanked Tucker for her kind words and explained how meaningful the halftime show truly is.
“It’s the most important thing we do all year, and we’re honored to be a part of this day,” the tweet said.
A subsequent tweet said it's a “humbling experience” to perform the show.