In the Florida Atlantic University match up against The University of Texas at El Paso, FAU held its Military Appreciation Football game in Boca Raton, FL .
The FAU Office of Military and Veterans Affairs had a variety of ways to engage the student body in honoring veterans.
Prior to the game, there was a tailgate party that was free for veterans.
The opening ceremony of the game featured the US Army Airborne School, Fort Benning Silver Wings jump team in a five-man night jump presenting the colors centerfield of the FAU stadium. Student veterans were honored on the field along with other veterans from the South Florida community including members from Chapter 1125 .
During the halftime performance, the FAU Marching Band paid special tribute to Vietnam Veterans in a special on-field ceremony which included hymns from all of the branches of the United States Armed Services. All service members were presented with a Vietnam Veterans Commemorative pin by FAU student veterans.
Those attending the festivities from Chapter 1125 included Art Brown, Bill Snow, Brian Wooldridge, Bob Buchwald and Allen Lehner, as well as several members’ wives.