Slippery Rock University's Annual "Salute to Military and First Responders"Type of Event: SPECIAL EVENTS
Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Mihalik-Thompson Stadium - 100 North Road (SRU Campus), Slippery Rock, PA
Every day men and women in uniform risk their lives in service to their country and local communities. In recognition of their service and to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, Slippery Rock University will host its annual "Salute to Military and First Responders Day" Sept. 29.
From 4-6 p.m. fans are encouraged to visit a military and first responder display in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium. Activities planned include:
• The Pennsylvania National Guard will have interactive displays that will include a rock climbing wall, M777 and M119 howitzer cannons, various weapons, helmets and other body armor, as well as a sports trailer for kids. All will be available free of charge and open to the public.
• The Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department will have one of its firetrucks on display in the stadium parking lot, displaying a large American flag from its ladder.
• Veterans groups will also have booths with information and giveaways near the stadium entrance, including a representative from the VA Butler Healthcare.
All pre-game events are free and will open to the public.
All military veterans, current military personnel and first responders will be admitted to the game for free and will be asked to stand and be recognized during a timeout. The Army ROTC is also hosting alumni from its program during a tailgate party before the game.