2018 Week 11: "Salute To Service" Game 12 Flag Raiser Art Unruh Visits Seahawks Practice
For the Seahawks "Salute To Service" game, presented by USAA on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field, 96-year-old U.S. Air Force combat veteran Staff Sergeant Art Unruh, a B-17 waist gunner for the 32nd Fighter Group during WWII, will raise the 12 Flag prior to kickoff. Unruh visited Seahawks practice on Tuesday, meeting with players, coaches, and staff. During a six month span in 1944, Unruh participated in 243 hours and 15 minutes of aerial combat. His awards and decorations include a Silver Star, Air Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Unruh has lived in Everett, Wash. since 1952 and serves as a docent at Paul Allen's Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum.
PHOTOS: "Day One" Season Ticket Holders Raise The 12 Flag
"Day One" season ticket holders dating back to the Seahawks' inaugural season in 1976 raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 18 vs. the Los Angeles Rams on January 8, 2023.
PHOTOS: Rainn Wilson Raises The 12 Flag
Rainn Wilson, a University of Washington alum, and star of The Office, raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 17 vs. the New York Jets on January 1, 2023.
PHOTOS: Jordan Morris & Christian Roldan Raise The 12 Flag
Back from representing the United States in the World Cup in Qatar, Seattle Sounders Jordan Morris and Christian Roldan raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 15 vs. the San Francisco 49ers on December 15, 2022.
PHOTOS: Comedian Jo Koy Raises The 12 Flag
Jo Koy, a comedian from Tacoma, Wash. who has achieved national acclaim, including several Netflix specials, raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 14 vs. the Carolina Panthers on December 11, 2022.
PHOTOS: Seattle Mariners Catcher Cal Raleigh Raises The 12 Flag
After playing a critical role in helping the Seattle Mariners break their postseason drought, including hitting a walkoff home run to punch their ticket to the playoffs, catcher Cal Raleigh raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 12 vs. the Las Vegas Raiders on November 27, 2022.
PHOTOS: Medal Of Honor Recipient Earl D. Plumlee Raises The 12 Flag
Medal Of Honor Recipient Earl D. Plumlee raises the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 8 vs. the New York Giants on October 30, 2022.
PHOTOS: Seahawks Legend Shaun Alexander Raises The 12 Flag
Seahawks Legend Shaun Alexander raises the 12 Flag at Lumen Field prior to Week 6 vs. the Arizona Cardinals on October 16, 2022. Alexander will be inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor during halftime. Read more: shwks.com/zpa6iv
PHOTOS: Seattle Sports Icon Sue Bird Raises The 12 Flag
Seattle sports icon Sue Bird raised the 12 Flag prior to Seattle's Week 3 game vs. the Atlanta Falcons at Lumen Field on September 25, 2022. Bird retired from the WNBA after a 21-year career with the Seattle Storm.
PHOTOS: Seahawks Legend K.J. Wright Raises The 12 Flag
Seahawks Legend K.J. Wright got the energy going at Lumen Field as he raised the 12 Flag prior to Seattle's Week 1 game against the Broncos.
PHOTOS: Paolo Banchero Raises The 12 Flag
Local basketball star Paolo Banchero raised the 12 Flag before preseason week two vs. the Chicago Bears on August 18, 2022 at Lumen Field. Paulo was drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2022 NBA Draft.
PHOTOS: Seahawks Legend Michael Bennett Raises The 12 Flag
Seahawks Legend Michael Bennett raised the 12 Flag before Week 13 vs. the San Francisco 49ers on December 5, 2021 at Lumen Field.
PHOTOS: Command Sergeant Major Alfie Alvarado-Ramos Raises The 12 Flag
Command Sergeant Major Alfie Alvarado-Ramos raised the 12 Flag before Week 11 vs. the Arizona Cardinals as part of Salute to Service on November 21, 2021 at Lumen Field. Alvarado-Ramos is the Director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and a recipient of an Army Legion of Merit Medal and Military Order of Medical Merit.