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Virginia Tech basketball players get lesson from veterans on National Anthem

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Players on the Virginia Tech Men's basketball team got a real-life education when their coach brought them face to face with military veterans to teach them about the National Anthem.

Coach Buzz Williams often explains to his players how much the song means. In a video from November that has gone viral on Facebook, the coach had his players stand across from veterans in front of a row of chairs they would normally sit in courtside.

He then told the players how they should behave during the playing of the National Anthem.

"So, when the anthem is played we're going to stand like grown men. We're going to honor men like this that gave their life so we could have a chair to sit in," said Coach Buzz Williams. "We're not going to sway back and forth. We're not messing with our shorts, we're not messing with our jerseys. Those two-and-a-half minutes we're going to give to the people that earn these chairs."

The video has been viewed nearly three million times since it was posted on Sunday afternoon.

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