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Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams to participate in Super Bowl coin toss

Jan 25 2018

Jeff Morris |WVAH Fox 11


West Virginia’s Woody Williams has already received the nation’s most prestigious military decoration with the Medal of Honor. Now he gets another honor – participating in the official on-field coin toss at the Super Bowl.

The NFL announced in a news release that it will salute 15 Medal of Honor recipients when they participate Feb. 4 in the coin toss before the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 

"The NFL is proud to honor our nation's heroes at Super Bowl LII," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in the news release. "These courageous individuals deserve to be recognized on America's biggest stage. We are grateful for their service to our country and we are pleased to continue the NFL's longstanding tradition of hosting special tributes to service members at the Super Bowl." 

On Wednesday, Williams was at the West Virginia Capitol to thank lawmakers for passing a resolution that calls for construction of a memorial on the Capitol grounds to honor Gold Star families.