Yesterday the Seahawks held their "Salute to Service," honoring those who have served and continue to serve in the military. Among those honored was 89-year-old Robert Epperson, who told his family from his hospital bed that he wanted to see a Seahawks game in person, something he had never done.
Epperson's granddaughter, Casey Crust, helped Epperson's bucket list dream come true. "I had tears in my eyes," Casey Epperson said, "and to be holding him up as they were singing the Star Spangled Banner and he's saluting them, I could just feel his heart racing and it was amazing," Crust said.
"It's awesome. I can't believe how many people stopped by and congratulated me for their service and I thanked them for theirs, too," said Epperson.
The Seahawks sent Eppserson and his family game tickets, parking passes and vouchers for food - but when it started pouring down rain during the game, Paul Allen himself saw to it that the family was moved into a private suite.
Epperson said he couldn't wait to get back to the assisted living center and tell everyone about his day.
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