The crimson and gold colors of Iowa State University will have to move overfor the red, white and blue this weekend. Saturday’s football game will bethe first of what officials hope will become an annual tradition of honoringIowa veterans at Jack Trice Stadium.Brian Bales is executive director of the Iowa Commission of VeteransAffairs. He says it’s vital that young Iowans see and understand the peoplewho’ve made this country free.Veterans groups are donating tickets to the V-A Hospitals and the IowaVeterans Home so dozens of resident veterans can attend the game. Bales saysthere’ll be all sorts of displays, musical presentations and events duringthe game that’ll honor the Iowa men & women who’ve served our country.Two proclamations will be read at the game between I-S-U and Colorado — onethat designates the third Friday of September as Iowa’s annual & officialPOW-MIA recognition day — and the other that recognizes the role Iowa womenhave played as veterans.
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