Saturday will mark the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon and caused the crash of an airliner in Pennsylvania.
To honor the memory of those who perished in the attacks and to recognize those who serve our community and our nation in times of emergency, Fort Hays State University and Hays Medical Center will conduct a brief ceremony before this Saturday's football game at Lewis Field Stadium.
The kick-off for the football game between the Fort Hays State University Tigers and the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys is set for 7 p.m.
"We all remember 9/11 as a turning point in our nation's history, so we want to honor those who serve or have served in the military, in law enforcement, as firefighters, emergency medical workers and in the larger medical field," said Curtis Hammeke, FHSU athletic director. "We're pleased that Hays Medical Center was willing to sponsor this Saturday's game and provide support for the special ceremony."
Those in attendance at Saturday's game who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, currently serving in the military, members of law enforcement, fire departments, emergency medical services and the larger medical community will be asked to stand and be recognized before the game. The recognition will be followed by a moment of silence in memory of those who have died in service to their country.