As part of Grand Valley State athletics Military Appreciation Day presented by J & H Oil Company on Sept. 21, 2013 WGVU Public Media and Uniform Color Company will host a Veterans Salute to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the five branches of the United States Military.
Prior to the football game versus Tiffin at 7:00 p.m., the WGVU Engage Veterans Salute presented by Uniform Color Company will run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Kelly Family Sports Center. This free event will feature military vehicles (past and present), and displays from all five service branches, including a tribute to 25 area Medal of Honor recipients.
In addition, there will be an area for Operation Forward Movement that will focus on services and resources for Veterans as well as an opportunity for the community to give back. The LZ Michigan Vietnam Big Map will be on display, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The Veterans Salute will have music, videos, and a kid’s area where they can meet all of the characters from the PBS Kids television show SUPER WHY, and the Sesame Street “ELMObility Room” will be on display presented by the American Legion Department of Michigan. Participants will also have a chance to make cards for the Veterans and personalized dog tags.
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