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Mercyhurst announces Veterans Day events

Monday, October 23, 2017

In commemoration of Veterans Day, Mercyhurst University will host a Veterans Tribute prior to the Lakers’ football game with Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The tribute will consist of a tailgate party and national anthem ceremony ahead of the game at noon. All events are free to veterans and their families.

Festivities will commence with a pre-game tailgate party starting at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot located north of Tullio Field. A barbeque buffet with beverages for all ages will be provided free of charge to veterans and their families, and the Mercyhurst University Marching Band will provide a soundtrack of patriotic music for the reception. The tailgate will end by 12:30 p.m.

Minutes before the noon kickoff, a national anthem ceremony featuring a 30- by 60-foot American flag will take place on the field at the 50-yard line accompanied by recognition of all veterans in attendance. Reserved seating for the game will be available for veterans on the “home” west side of the field near the 50-yard line.

In addition to the Veterans Tribute, the game will also feature the football team’s annual Senior Day celebration, honoring the senior football student-athletes.

Please visit http://www.mercyhurst.edu/events/veterans-tribute by Oct. 30 to register for the event.

As a Military Friendly School, Mercyhurst University celebrates its active service members and veterans by providing them with the support and resources to excel toward obtaining their higher education degrees. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Morahan by calling 824-2909 or via email: kmorahan@mercyhurst.edu.