Posted: Sep 8, 2010 7:07 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2010 10:15 PM
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force football fans are urged to be in their seats by 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the Air Force - BYU football game, as several special presentations that will begin with the annual cadet march-on are planned.
The day will begin with 20,000 mini American flags and 10,000 US Constitutions being handed out at the stadium gates. In addition, a giant flag covering the entire field will be unveiled at halftime. The cadet march-on will have special guests and will be followed with a special video tribute to 9-11. In addition, a steel girder from the World Trade Center will be on display on the east side of the stadium in front of the flag pole before the game.
NYPD detective Steve Hayden and FDNY firefighter Kenny Haskell will serve as honorary game captains for Air Force and will take part in the pregame coin toss. Several members of the Academy family who have recently deployed will also be on hand and will be honored with local firefighters and police. Finally, the Wings of Blue will jump with an American flag that was recently flown over the World Trade Center site and presented to the Academy at last week's game.