NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- Usually the Titans are the ones being cheered on at Nissan Stadium, but today Nashville showed that they are the ultimate fans of our veterans.

The Titans kicked off the game with a special flyover to honor those who are serving or have served in the military.

One of the pilots was Alex Anderson-Heflin who doesn’t typically fly for a crowd. Two of the people watching were Alex's biggest fans, his mom and dad.

“I can’t even express how proud I am. It’s one thing to hear about what he does but then to see him do you like the flyover and all of the people cheering for him," said Sue Heflin, Alex's mom.

But Sue admits, she wasn’t crazy about the idea of Alex going to the military when he first told her.

“I tried to talk him out of it," she said.

Once his parents saw how much he’s loves what he does, they came around.

“His willingness to want to lead has been something I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten to ask him about how he leads his platoon," Alex's dad, John, told News4.

They now have a new here to thank every Veterans Day, even though Alex is still getting used to that part.

“It’s a little uncomfortable because I’m just doing my job..but it’s really nice to be appreciated," Alex said.

The Veterans Day celebration was capped off by a sweet 34-10 win over the Patriots and that’s the first the Titans have done that since 2002.

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Lindsey Nance joined the News4 team in June 2018. She currently covers the education beat for News4.

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