Jacksonville Sharks honor military

Arena football team wears special camouflage jerseys


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sharks honored military men and women ahead of Memorial Day.

On Saturday, members of the military were honored during the Sharks' game against the Iowa Barnstormers.

The team wore special camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off at a military fundraiser.

The support at the game meant a lot to Ken Garvin, who served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam.

"After what we went through during my period of service, the disdain for the military and the dissatisfaction of Vietnam, it's amazing to see the country has turned around to appreciate and respect and we're doing it all with a volunteer service instead of draftees," said Garvin.

Before the game started, the Sharks beefed up the family fun center outside for military appreciation.

"We like to see when a local community actually appreciates what we do and we appreciate everything they do and it means a lot to us and the military forces," said U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Paul McNeil.