Veterans to be Saluted at Basketball Game

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Athletics Department at the University of West Georgia will spotlight area veterans at the Nov. 22 Wolves basketball game against Delta State with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

According to Eddie Duffey, associate athletic director for development and operations, the Athletics Department wanted to express thanks and respect for all veterans during the month of November. Veterans from all  branches of service have been invited to attend the game as guests of the university.

A hospitality reception for the veterans will be held in the Campus Center Gym at 6:30 p.m. and the Carrollton High School JROTC flag corps will present the colors for the National Anthem. During halftime, all veterans will be asked to stand as the hymn for their branch of the armed forces is played.

“This is the first time we have hosted a Veterans Salute and we hope this will become an annual tradition,” Duffey said.

Any veteran who has not been contacted to attend is urged to contact Duffey at 678-839-3962 or Jeff Rooks at 678-839-4846 for details.