Aug. 10, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky Athletics has announced it will host “Heroes’ Day” on Saturday, Sept. 8 when the Kentucky football team squares off against Kent State at 7:30 p.m. ET inside Commonwealth Stadium. The event is designed to honor all active, reserve and veteran members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders.
Among the tentative plans for the day is a football-field sized American flag, which will be presented by the UK Air Force ROTC and UK Army ROTC, a pregame flyover, and recognition of personnel throughout the game and military VIPs in attendance.
UK Athletics invites all active, reserve and veteran members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders to attend the game. Interested group members who fit the description will be seated together as ticket quantities allow. Each member of the organization with a personal ID reflective of their service will receive a ticket for themselves and a guest, as well as a gift. Tickets will be picked up on game day at a special will-call area after presenting service ID or badge.
Those interested in attending should contact Nathan Schwake (firstname.lastname@example.org; 859-257-5526) to obtain a group ticket form.
Individual tickets may be obtained on game day with the presentation of a service ID at the ticket booth outside Gate 4, while supplies last. Those in the military can reserve tickets in advance through www.vettix.org. See the website for information on how to register your account.
The Kentucky-Kent State game will mark the home opener for head coach Joker Phillips and the 2012 Kentucky football team.
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