By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports

Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams is surely game planning for his team’s opening game on Saturday against Alabama State. That didn’t stop him from taking the time on Wednesday to explain to his player’s why the National Anthem, and our military veterans are so important to us.  In a video posted to his Twitter account, as part of his team’s Veteran’s Day ceremony, Williams perfectly summed up the sacrifice that our veterans have made and the pride we should take when the National Anthem is played.

Perfect summation of why we must honor our military service men and women, not only today, but every day.  Well done coach.

Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.