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It's the complete game day experience at the Spokane Veterans Home.

“The joy of knowing them and to have them here today it was just great,” says 95-year-old Allan Wood. He’s a longtime fan.

“The Seahawks are my team because they're from Seattle and I'm from Tacoma. They're really a tremendous asset to our area,” Wood says.

Wood is a World War II veteran.

“I'm a paratrooper and I jumped in Holland,” he says.

He's seen a lot, but he still can't believe he met actual Hawks players.

“They're huge and I shook their hands but I've got powerful hands too,” he says.

The players are just as excited to meet the veterans.

“These guys sacrificed way more than we would think about sacrificing so to think about the respect for us means the world,” says Germain Ifedi.

Wood now wants to go to a game

“I will if at all possible,” Wood says.

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