A giant US flag was unfurled during pre-game festivities at Kinnick Stadium in honor of Veteran’s Day 2012. The flag stretched the entire 100-yard distance of the football field and the players from both teams assisted holding and waving the flag.
On Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes paid tribute to America’s armed service veterans during their college football game against the Purdue Boilermakers at historic Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. While the game did not turn out the way the fans at Kinnick would’ve liked it to, the University of Iowa did the veterans proud with a great tribute. Here are some photos I took of the scenes inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.
The crowd was treated to a military jet flyover of Kinnick Stadium just after the playing of the Star Spangled Banner by the Hawkeye Marching Band.
Whittney Seckar-Anderson, the UI Golden Girl twirler was decked out in red, white, and blue during the Hawkeye Marching Band’s halftime performance.
The Hawkeye Marching Band performed the marches from all branches of the armed services and wrapped up their performance with “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The conductor was a former Army officer.
Here’s a look at the pro-combat style uniforms the Hawkeye players wore to commemorate the Veteran’s Day celebration. The silver helmets looked sharp and sparked with the famous tigerhawk logo in stars and stripes on one side and tradional black on the other side. The back of the helmet had a label that read “Thank You Vets”. Indeed.
Here is a shot of Hawkeye star cornerback Micah Hyde sprinting upfield after recovering a fumble giving a full view of the pro-combat style uniform worn by the players.
Thank you to all military veterans who valiantly protect our freedom. May we all be humbled by your service and sacrifice. God Bless America!