More than 1,000 Thunder season ticket holders gave up their spot to military personnel on Monday, including the two seats that Brett and Mike occupied.
“I wouldn't be surprised if one day in the future all of our season ticket holders give it up for a game,” Brooks said. “The people here are so generous.”
Throughout the night, there were different tributes and ceremonies to honor those fallen and those who have served, including a touching national anthem where the crowd, together, sang to the troops.
And through it all, Mike and Brett, grandfather and grandson, soaked it all in.
“It's great to be here, seeing all the military things they are doing, it's kind of moving,” Brett said. “It means a lot.”
“It was real special,” Mike said.
A special tribute to Lance and those like him.
“There's been tough times,” Brett said of losing his father. “Like graduating high school, stuff like that. Getting into college. It's been tough, but we get through it with family and nights like tonight.”