Nov. 1, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Athletics Department will be celebrating Veteran’s Day prior to its football game against Michigan this Saturday. Veterans Day is a week from Friday (Nov. 11th), but the Hawkeyes will observe it during pre-game ceremonies this week.
A public address announcement honoring all veterans, and current members of our armed services, will be read to a sold out (70,585) Kinnick Stadium crowd. The veterans will be cited for their dedication and service to our country. This will be followed by a special Hawkvision recognition for the nine Iowa service personnel who have lost their lives over the past year. There will also be a military fly-over during the National Anthem.
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m., so that they may be a part of this fitting tribute to our Veterans.
“Veterans Day is a special occasion for all of us,” said Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta. “We’re hoping our pre-game message lets all of those veterans, who have and continue to serve our country, know how much we appreciate what they’ve done, and continue to do, in order to keep all of us out of harm’s way.”