UU to Recognize Dedicate POW/MIA Chair, and Recognize VFW & Military Branches During Sept. 13 Football Game

Date & Time:
Thu, Sep. 13, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Urbana University Blue Knights Stadium
579 College Way
Urbana, OH  43078
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  Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, is proud to announce it will host a POW/MIA chair dedication and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members and military branches recognition during its Sept. 13 football game against the Lake Erie Storm.

The POW/MIA chair is being dedicated in recognition of all prisoners of war and veterans that are missing in action and have never returned home. The seat, which will be located near the flagpole on the north end of the stadium field, will remain empty in recognition of the missing, and will feature the POW/MIA logo – the silhouette of a man’s head in the foreground, with a guard tower and a barbed-wire fence in the background.

The effort to include the POW/MIA chair was led by Fred Williams, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31, and Quartermaster of the VFW Post 5451; Tony Markin, Commander of the VFW Post 5451; and Pastor Dan Leiker, pastor of River of Life Christian Center, Urbana.

In honor of the dedication and recognition ceremony, all veterans and active duty, including National Guard and Reservist will receive free admission to the Sept. 13 football game (guests are asked to visit the “hospitality tent” prior to entering the game).

Kick-off for the Sept. 13 Blue Knights football game is scheduled for 7 p.m., with posting of Colors and the National Anthem schedule for 6:50 p.m.

Tailgating begins at 6 p.m. The community, students, and friends of Urbana University are invited to bring a pop up tent, chair, and favorite snacks to join in the pre-game fun!

For more information on the POW/MIA chair, contact Fred Williams, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31, and Quartermaster of the VFW Post 5451 at Vfwpost5451@yahoo.com

Future half-time salutes will include the Sept. 20 recognition of the Alicia Titus Peace Fund and Oct. 6 Lester Baum and Robert (“Bob”) Cawley athletic facility dedications during this year’s U-Knighted homecoming festivities.

For a schedule of remaining Blue Knight football games, visit: http://uublueknights.com/index.aspx?path=football


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