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Notes: Detroit Lions remember fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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The team talks about families of heroes they’ve met in the past.

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The Detroit Lions are honoring Memorial Day with some messages remembering the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.

Head coach Matt Patricia and quarterback Matthew Stafford spoke about families they met during Salute to Service games:

Other Lions sent messages to recognize the heroes in their own ways:

While you’re at it, the Detroit Free Press’s Carlos Monarrez has a feature on how Matt Patricia used to play “Taps” on his trumpet for Memorial Day — and why.

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • In NBC Sports’ Peter King’s fourth installment of his series on how NFL teams are conducting their offseason program, he highlights the Detroit Lions wide receivers.
  • “He’s a fiery guy.” Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website has a piece on how Trey Flowers is excited to work with new Defensive Coordinator Cory Undlin.
  • NFL Network’s DeAngelo Hall, Shaun O’Hara and Mike Robinson discuss which last place 2019 team is a 2020 sleeper. Obviously, the Lions are discussed (about 1:40 in).
  • In case you missed it - an offseason catch up with linebacker Jahlani Tavai.