Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Military Appreciation Day

To honor the men and women who serve and have served this great nation in military service, Auburn University has scheduled numerous military-themed events as part of Military Appreciation Day on November 21 when Auburn hosts Idaho at Jordan-Hare Stadium at 3:00 p.m.

 Friday, November 20:
·         At 2 p.m., Auburn Veterans and Servicemen and Women are invited to a reception in the J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium at the Auburn Alumni Center.
·         At 3 p.m., Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins, will lead the All-Star Lecture Series at the Alumni Center to discuss his story. The event is free and open to the general public.

Saturday, November 21:
·         Auburn Military Appreciation buttons and mini American flags which will be distributed at the Coca-Cola FanFest on Nichols Lawn, Alumni Association tent on Wallace Center lawn, and all historic military vehicle displays around campus.
·         Active and retired military with ID will receive free admission and food at the Auburn Hospitality Tailgate located at the Alumni Center, and their guests are offered free admission and $5 per person for food. The hospitality tailgate opens four hours before kickoff.
·         The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing will conduct a pre-game flyover featuring Marine Corps Attack Helicopters. (Disclaimer: event could be suspended at any time due to flight restrictions)
·         Auburn ROTC Cadets and Midshipman will lead the Auburn football team through Tiger Walk at approximately 1:00 p.m.
·         Two Auburn University student veterans will join the team captains during the coin toss.
·         The Auburn Football coaching staff will adorn a Military Appreciation patch on the sleeve of their game day shirts.
·         To honor Auburn University veterans and ROTC cadets, there will be multiple in-game recognitions throughout the game.
·         Military branch and POW flags will fly around Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Other features of Military Appreciation Day:  
·         Auburn has partnered with the Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club to bring in historic military display vehicles. The displays will be presented at multiple locations on campus including the Nichols Center, Dawson Building Lawn, and the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
·         Auburn and Under Armour partnered to provide a military appreciation t-shirt available online or in person at the Auburn Team Shop located inside Auburn Arena.
·         The Athletics Department and the Auburn Alumni Association will distribute commemorative Military Appreciation Day coins and for active and retired military personnel with military ID. While supplies last.