GOOD NEWS Medal of Honor Recipients to Participate in Super Bowl Coin Toss
Army veteran Leroy Petry is one of 15 Medal of Honor recipients who will be honored Sunday at Super Bowl LII.
Prior to kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Petry and his fellow American heroes will participate in the ceremonial coin toss.
Petry, who received the nation's highest military honor for saving his comrades from a grenade while serving in Afghanistan in 2008, said on "Fox & Friends First" that he's honored and humbled to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities.
He said he's particularly happy to see the NFL salute veterans and first responders following a controversy-filled season in which many players and teams refused to stand for the national anthem.
"I don't disagree with them standing up for what they believe in, I just think during the national anthem is the wrong platform," Petry said.
He said he hopes that during Sunday's coin toss, Americans from all ends of the political spectrum can come together and salute those who have sacrificed to ensure our freedoms.
"I hope you keep their families and them in your prayers," Petry said.
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