Apr 20, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn cheerleaders wave the flag following a touchdown during their A-Day spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn Fans in Military Can’t Make Final Rolling of Toomer’s Corner; Roll Tank Instead (Photo)

The final rolling of the oaks on Toomer’s Corner took place over the weekend and it was a great moment for Auburn Tigers fans that could make the historic event. While it was the last time the oaks will be rolled before they are removed, not everyone that wanted to be there could make it to join in the tradition on final time.

Members of the armed forces who are over in Afghanistan couldn’t be home for the big event, so they improvised and had a final rolling of their own… and it was awesome.

The troops rolled one and hung the Auburn flag as a tribute to the event they could not make.

AUFamily shared the moment on Twitter:

Here is the image:

Photo via Twitter (@AUFamily)

This shows how much of a reach college sports have. No matter where you are, your college roots will always show through. It was great to see these brave men and women who defend our country enjoy the rolling tradition one last time.

Tags: Auburn Tigers Football

  • sue

    This alabama fan thanks you for your service and thanks you for keeping tradition, even though you are a long way from home. Prayers for a safe return are with you. God bless you all and Go War Eagles.