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APSU Governors Football to hold Military Appreciation Day this Saturday

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University football team hosts Southeast Missouri for Saturday’s regular-season finale, it will do so in front of a host of our military friends from Fort Campbell, and Austin Peay’s northern neighbors will be heavily involved in the day’s festivities.

Austin Peay to hold Military Appreciation Day Saturday, November 6th. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay to hold Military Appreciation Day Saturday, November 6th. (APSU Sports Information)

In the precursor to Veterans Day, which will be observed next Wednesday, Clarksville’s annual Veterans Day Parade will kick off the celebration of our nation’s military, snaking through downtown Clarksville beginning at 10:00am.

That will end in the Tailgate Alley area on the West Side of Governors Stadium, where Clarksville’s Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee will tailgate next to the Governors Club. Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division Artillery Team also will have a display on Tailgate Alley.

After enjoying Tailgate Alley, fans are encouraged to get to their seats a few minutes early for a flag presentation by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and a helicopter flyover executed by two AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st.

Major General Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will be on-field during the pregame coin toss ceremony.

During the game, Austin Peay will recognize the 101st Airborne Division Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Staff Sgt. David Payton and the 101st Airborne Division Soldier of the Year, Sgt. Macharia Webster. And as the Governors take the field, they will be outfitted in special camouflage jerseys to honor our military and veterans.

Complementary tickets will be provided to any active duty or retired military who present their military ID at the Governors Stadium box office on game day.

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