McGraw, Greenwood to play Hall of Fame weekend

Kendra Meinert
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Lee Greenwood will perform his patriotic anthem "God Bless the USA" during a halftime show with all five branches of the military for the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 7 in Ohio. The Green Bay Packers play the Indianapolis Colts for the game.

Green Bay Packers fans traveling to the NFL/Hall of Fame Game are in for an emotional halftime show.

Lee Greenwood will headline a “Salute to Service” halftime show during the preseason game between the Packers and Indianapolis Colts Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio. He’ll be joined by members of all five branches of the military for the performance at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Greenwood will perform “The Defenders,” his salute to the military, as 25 members of the military outfitted in their dress uniforms march in formation. The finale will feature his 1984 hit, “God Bless the USA,” considered one of the most recognizable patriotic songs in America. That performance will be aired by ESPN, which is broadcasting the game.

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Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre is among eight members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2016. He’ll be enshrined Aug. 6, along with linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene, quarterback Ken Stabler, receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Orlando Pace, guard Dick Stanfel, coach Tony Dungy and owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.

NFL/Hall of Fame Game weekend activities also include a Concert for Legends at the stadium on Aug. 5. Country star and longtime Favre friend Tim McGraw will headline. and follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert

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