U of L honors vets
By Geoff Carter–
Saturday’s game versus Eastern Kentucky was more than just about football. The game was an opportunity for U of L to honor its active military, veterans, and military family members to all those who have served. The Military Appreciation Game has become a tradition which going on for more than fifteen years. The University finds it very important to give back to, recognize, and reward members of all our armed services.
To show their support U of L gave out approximately 1400 tickets: 825 to soldiers stationed at Fort Knox, 50 to Navy Reserves, 250 to Kentucky Army National Guard and Kentucky Air National Guard, 150 to current student veterans, and 150 wounded warriors and their families.
The game started thanks to two wounded warriors delivering the game ball and Major General Edward W. Tonini, Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, performed the coin toss.
At the first official timeout, student veterans were honored by University President Dr. James Ramsey, where he thanked the people being honored for serving their country.
This Military Appreciation Game is just one of the many ways that the University of Louisville shows its support for, and gives back to current members and veterans of the armed services. U of L believes actions like these are a great way to show our appreciation for their service to our great country and provides tickets to veterans.
The tickets purchased were in thanks to BAE Systems, which purchased over 1,000 tickets to be distributed to members of our armed forces and their families.