Concordia University to host Military Appreciation Day Oct. 20

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SEWARD, NE (10/12/2018) Concordia University, Nebraska, will host Military Appreciation Day in conjunction with the home football game starting at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20.

Area service men and women will be honored during ceremonies throughout the game. Concordia will welcome back Major General K. Luke Reiner, who will participate in the pre-game coin toss. General Reiner graduated from Concordia College in 1986. As the Adjutant General for Wyoming, he directs the Wyoming Military Department, located in Cheyenne. General Reiner is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting the more than 3,000 Army and Air National Guard members in Wyoming.

"This is an opportunity that we have as an institution to recognize the duty and sacrifices of those who serve," said Corey Gray, director of career development and retention, and a former sergeant in the Army. "We want to be able to show gratitude to these service members and veterans from our community and our family here at Concordia."

In addition, a cannon and other military equipment from the Nebraska National Guard will be available for viewing. The cannon will go off at the end of the national anthem and after every touchdown scored by Concordia. Concordia student Shannon O'Brien will sing "God Bless America" during the pre-game ceremony.

Game time for the match against Hastings College is 1 p.m. Service members who present military identification will be admitted to the game free of charge.

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,700 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit