9/9/2004

Contact: Andrew Steinberg, (785) 864-3360, asteinberg@ku.edu.

9/11 commemoration to include Memorial Stadium flyover before football game

LAWRENCE -- Two Air Force T-38 Talon aircraft will fly over Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas before Saturday's 6 p.m. football game.

Saturday will be Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the stadium and will include an on-field presentation of a giant American flag. Members of the armed forces and veterans may purchase $10 football tickets for themselves and their families.

The Talon aircraft, which are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, will fly over the stadium according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The event has been approved by the FAA.

WHAT: Flyover by two Air Force T-38 Talon aircraft

WHEN: Approximately 5:49 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The flyover will take place before the 6 p.m. KU football game against the University of Toledo

WHERE: Memorial Stadium, University of Kansas

WHY: In conjunction with Armed Forces Appreciation Day.

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