The Lake Forest College football team will host the 10th annual Heroes Day at its home opening game on Saturday, September 14, at Farwell Field.
As the Foresters take the field, fans will notice several athletes carrying flags that represent different branches of the military. The flags selected are in honor of individuals serving in that branch who have connections to current players. Following the Foresters' parade on the field, the Lake Forest American Legion McKinlock Post 264 will present the colors for the playing of the National Anthem.
Between the first and second quarters, current and retired members of the military along with heroes from throughout Lake County and the Lake Forest campus community will be honored for their courage, sacrifice, and heroism.
In conjunction with the Alpha Phi Sorority, the football team will also collect donated items for their annual care package program. Last year alone, the team sent more than 50 care packages to United States Military personnel. For a list of items that can be donated for the care packages, please click here. The Alpha Phi Sorority will have a table set up at the east end of the field.
Admission will be free for those who have served or are currently serving with the presentation of a service ID at the gate. All students and faculty and staff must have their Lake Forest College identification in order to receive free admission.
Kickoff will take place at 1:00 p.m. against Grinnell College at Farwell Field.