Musician Bret Michaels and former Steelers running back and Vietnam War veteran Rocky Bleier will honor service members and veterans ahead of Pittsburgh “Salute to Service” game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
.@bretmichaels will join @RockyBleier to honor active duty service members and veterans during the @steelers #SalutetoService game against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.— Heinz Field (@heinzfield) November 3, 2021
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Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to jam to some of Michaels’ many hits ahead of the game. He will join Bleier and the Steelers fan of the year, Army Veteran Nelson E. Lowes, pregame to lead the stadium in the Terrible Towel twirl.
“I could not be more honored to be on Monday Night Football at Heinz field standing by Rocky Bleier and Nelson Lowes, saluting our veterans and service members around the globe,” Michaels said.
Michaels is the son of a veteran, the late Wally Sychak. The organization will honor Michaels’ father with a dedication and donation to his VFW hall as well.
“We couldn’t think of two better individuals to showcase during our Salute to Service game,” said Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten. “Bret’s longstanding history with the team and his philanthropic efforts for both active duty and veterans haven’t gone unnoticed. Rocky holds a special place in the hearts of Steelers Nation and we are excited to have him at Heinz Field on Monday night. We’ll have the opportunity to honor him on this special occasion not only as an alum but most importantly as a veteran.”
The Steelers and Bears will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. on Monday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.