Tab Bamford, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! As we all take a day to consider the sacrifices made protecting our freedoms, let's look back at some of the programs around the Big Ten that support our military members.

A program at Michigan State is helping provide counseling for veterans when they return home.

Former NFL kicker Morten Andersen helped launch "Special Teams for Special Forces" to help the families of injured or fallen special operations soldiers.

Earlier this year, Northwestern raised more than $119,000 for the Wounder Warrior Project when they auctioned off their special edition jerseys.

Indiana is now part of the Tillman Military Scholars program.

And Gary Freisinger, who earned a Bronze Star for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, is the first Tillman Military Scholar at Ohio State.