Friday, September 26, 2014

Honoring the true heroes this weekend

It is just a coincidence that UConn's Military Appreciation Day is going to fall on a day when the military was already planning to be at the center of football festivities in the state.

A few hours before a field-sized American flag will be on display during national anthem and a flyover by “Miss Hap”, the oldest surviving B-25 in the United States dating back to World War II, about 1,000 cadets from the U.S. Military Academy will be marching into the Yale Bowl before Army faces Yale.

For those planning to be at both events, it would require an early exit from the Yale game since UConn officials are requesting that fans are in their seats by 3:30 p.m. for the ceremony and the Yale game doesn't start until shortly after 1 p.m. However, it should make for some special moments for fans heading out to either game on Saturday.

As for those wanting to see the Cadets march into Yale Bowl, I would suggest getting there early. The plan is for them to arrive around 9:30 (Derby Avenue will be closed for about 10 minutes around the time of their arrival) and then will proceed across Derby Avenue. There will also be paratroopers coming into Yale Bowl closer to kickoff time.


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