The Chicago Bears honored a hero from Machesney Park during the game on Sunday, then he proposed to his girlfriend.

My family has been Chicago Bears season ticket holders for years.

Every year, there is one particular game I look forward too. It's the one that coincides with Veterans Day.

The Bears do a great job honoring our military at each home game but take it to the next level on Veterans Day.

This year, it was great to see somebody from our area being recognized.

Do you remember a story from a couple of months ago about a woman being saved when her car crashed into a pond? If you don't, here's a look back.

According to wifr.com,

"A few months ago we told you about an Army National Guard Corporal from Machesney Park and how he helped pull a woman out of her car after she drove off the road and into a pond. Corporal Nate Jennings was honored by the Illinois State Police and most recently, the Chicago Bears."

In front of a stadium full of people during halftime of the game, Corporal Jennings received the "Illinois Medal of Valor" for helping to save that woman's life.

What an amazing day for this local hero but that's not it.

Later in the game, he was shown on the stadium's giant TV screens again. This time he wasn't alone. His girlfriend, Alyssa, was standing next to him.

As the fans cheered, Corporal Jennings dropped to one knee and proposed, FYI, she said "yes."

Congratulations to the newly engaged couple.


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