Pac-12 To Honor Veterans November 12
Schools will Help Celebrate 70th Anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen
The Pac-12 Conference will honor the bold commitment, courageous service and extreme sacrifice of military servicemen and women and their families at Conference football games during Veterans Day Weekend, November 12.
Pac-12 schools will pay tribute to Veterans in a variety of ways, including video features, swearing-in ceremonies, participation and recognition of students and alumni currently serving, pregame and halftime American flag ceremonies, balloon releases and stadium flyovers during the weekend.
In addition, the Conference will help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of African American military pilots who flew in World War II. The Conference will honor the heroism of the group with in-stadium video tributes, public service announcements and on-field appearances by several original Airmen. Coaching staffs and band members at several games will wear Tuskegee Airmen patches and logo pins on their game day uniforms.
An all-black combat unit created at the Tuskegee Institute in 1941, the Tuskegee Airmen pilots faced unimaginable challenges: fierce discrimination and training on outdated equipment, among other things. Despite these obstacles, the Tuskegee Airmen persevered and earned an impressive combat record in World War II.
The Pac-12 schedule that weekend is Arizona at Colorado, Arizona State at Washington State, Oregon at Stanford, Oregon State at California, UCLA at Utah and Washington at USC.