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Titans "Salute To Service" Movie Night Makes Many Military Families' Day--Mikayla Lewis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Titans usually are being cheered on at LP Field, but Sunday the team showed how it's the ultimate military fan.

A special screening of, "Despicable me 2" played on the LP video boards for 3,000 Fort Campbell soldiers and their families.

It's a one-of-a-kind "thank you" for the military families through the inaugural "Salute to Service" movie night....

Soldier, Jason Bochart says, "Being in the service is tough. But it's a volunteer service , I made that choice. But it's nice to have somebody recognize that and say 'hey here's an opportunity for you to enjoy some time with your family and celebrate.'"

A variety of activities were available for the families like face paint, balloon animals, locker room tours and meet-and-greets with the football players.

One soldier's young son asked, Andy Levitre during while getting an autograph, " Will you win the Superbowl for me please? "

"I will, " replied Levitre.                

That  may be a bigger request , but for The Titans players , this event was something they could accomplish.

Adam levitre says, "It's a simple thing for us to do... Helping the people that give their lives to protect us."

Lend Lease, the event sponsor, owns and operates all of ft. Campbell's housing.

 

Mark Sierra, Lend Lease managing director says, "We've been taking care of the families at Fort Campbell since 2003, so anything we can do to show appreciation for military families we want to be a part of."        

Soldier, Shawn Acosta says, " Ithink it's important to build tiny memories that they can always come back to and think of and fill the void while I'm not there."

Bochart says, "It drives us every day that we're deployed and not able to be with our families that we have the support back home."

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