Military Appreciation Day at the SU-UConn Game

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Syracuse University is celebrating and honoring active duty military members and veterans at the SU-UConn game on Saturday.

Military Appreciation Day will start with an invitation only tailgate.  ““We’re inviting down almost 400 members from the Fort Drum community and members of the local community for over 700-800 members at the tailgate” says Lauren Pyland, Operation Manager for the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs at Syracuse University.

Following that, the Carrier Dome will feature many things in honor of those who are serving or have.
“We’ve got an initial enlistment ceremony going on, so 15 brand-new enlistees are going to take their initial oath of office on the field right before the game” says Pyland.  “We have a cadet singing the national anthem and we’ve got members from the 174th that are going to be honorary captains and the hometown hero, so just a lot of stuff going on that day at the game.”

The SU-UConn game begins are 4pm, and ahead of that, veterans and active duty military members can purchase discounted $10 tickets at Gate B at the Carrier Dome.

Beyond the game, Pyland says Syracuse University is always ready to help those who serve with their education needs.  “We always have dedicated staff on-campus that are there for our military connected and veteran students” she says.  “We’ve got, from start to finish, we have a dedicated veteran admission team.  We have a dedicated Vets Success on Campus Coordinator from the VA.  We have our Office of Veterans Success to help with benefits.  We have a dedicated career services person for our veterans.  So really from start to finish to make sure our student veterans and military connected students are taken care of.”

Tickets to future football games are available to veterans and active duty military members by visiting

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