University to Host Veterans for KSU Game

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department is proud to host approximately 400 veterans for the Kansas State game on Saturday, Nov. 12 when NU will have a special military and Veteran's Day salute. Nebraska student-athletes are donating "Tickets for Veterans" for the final football game of the season. The goal to allow as many of Nebraska's Veterans into the game for free to be able to enjoy the game and the special military salute planned for that day.

Those persons who are unable to attend the K-State game and wish to donate a ticket to a veteran should mail your tickets by Midnight Nov. 7 to Veteran's Salute, c/o Nebraska Ticket Office, University of Nebraska, P.O. Box 82848, Lincoln, NE 68501. All donated tickets will go into a drawing to distribute the tickets.

Husker Student-Athletes to Donate to Cause
University of Nebraska student-athletes are also contributing to the cause. To date, 100 tickets have been donated by student-athletes to the "Tickets for Veteran's" drive. Student-Athlete Advisory Board President Ashley Selig said the student-athletes are glad to help. "The student-athletes at Nebraska are honored to be able to help make this Veteran's Day special," Selig said. "Our Veterans have given us so much and this is just one way that we can thank them for their efforts in ensuring the freedom we enjoy as Americans."

Huskers to Reserve Seats for Operation Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Soldiers
In addition to the 100 tickets donated by Husker student-athletes, the University of Nebraska Athletic Department will add approximately 300 chairs on the East apron to accommodate service personnel who have recently returned from overseas after serving in Operation Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Other Events Connected With Veteran's Salute
The band will play patriotic songs in honor of Veteran's Day (formerly Armistice Day), which is Nov. 11, the day before the game. In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps will have members outside the gates collecting unwrapped toys or monetary donations for Toys for Tots before the game. Each of the military units of the University ROTC will be represented in the colors presentation during the anthem.

Memorial Stadium Named in Honor of Nebraska's Veterans
The University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium was dedicated on Oct. 20, 1923, to honor all Nebraskans who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars; the 751 Nebraskans who died in World War I; the 3,839 who died in World War II; the 225 in Korea; and the 422 in Vietnam. Inscribed on the southeast corner of the stadium are the following words, written by former UNL professor of philosophy Hartley Burr Alexander: "In Commendation of the men of Nebraska who served and fell in the Nations Wars."

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