The Patriots will face the Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl XLIV rematch Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, but football isn’t the only thing on New England fans’ minds on Veterans Day weekend.’s Michaela Vernava spoke with veterans and family members of veterans tailgating ahead of the game, and rewarded their service with a small token of appreciation, courtesy of ’47.

Check out the video above to hear their stories, and click here to learn more about Operation Hat Trick, which is dedicated to helping American service members recover from the visible and invisible wounds of war.