Longtime Bills defender Jerry Hughes will celebrate Veterans One-stop Center of WNY this weekend and in turn, will honor his family members, friends and each of the brave men and women who served or are currently serving in United States Armed Forces.
“I picked them [Veterans One-stop Center of WNY] just because I have a lot of family and friends that served in our armed forces, whether it be the Marines, the Army, the Air Force. So, I just wanted to do my part, bring awareness to some of these men and women who go off fighting wars, battles for our simple liberties and freedoms [and] you know still come back home and don’t really have a center to call home. A place where they can kind of unwind and release that stress – I mean they’re coming home from war. It’s something that’s really near and dear to my heart because we need to take care of those people. Those gentlemen and ladies do a great job once again of fighting for our simple liberties and freedoms, so to give back to them [and] show our appreciation is huge and certainly needs to be done.
“…The military roots run deep throughout my family. Certainly, I wanted to show them how much I appreciate them because they always show me love by watching my game no matter where they are in the U.S. – Alabama, Texas, Seattle. So, you know, for them to show love, wear the Buffalo Bills red, white and blue, is certainly something I can do [too] by decorating my cleats and making this cause all about them.”
Hughes will also welcome representatives from the organization for a pregame ceremony on game day, where they will be recognized for their unwavering dedication to supporting the community.
Lockport native and Tennesee Titan David Fluellen also chose the Veterans One-stop Center as his Cause.
"The son of two military parents holds a tremendous spot in my heart for our veterans who served this country."