ORCHARD PARK, NY — Wings Flights of Hope partnered with service men and women and other supporters outside New Era Field to celebrate United States Armed Forces, the American flag and the national anthem.

The American Tailgate Party began with a march to the stadium and then the group headed back to the Wings Meeting Place for music, food and drinks.

"We had a lot of support and a lot of good people came out and supported us, which I'm very proud to be an American and do it in support of our country," said Ron Dueschenes, a navy vet.

Numerous veterans in attendance Sunday said that they felt it was important to acknowledge the flag and the anthem.