Pro Football Hall of Fame to Honor Military Heroes in November
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, aligned with the important mission to “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE,” will salute the military in November.
The Hall’s annual Veterans Day event will take place virtually Nov. 7, and a special admission offer will be available for veterans and active military. Additionally, the Hall of Fame’s iconic dome and building will be lighted in red, white and blue throughout November in honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month.
VETERANS DAY EVENT AT THE HALL ON SATURDAY, NOV. 7
The Hall of Fame’s annual Veterans Day event, “Honor Our Nation’s Heroes,” will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. This year’s program will be virtual and include Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter. Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker will moderate the program, which will be streamed live on the Hall’s Facebook page. A Color Guard from Massillon American Legion Post 221 will be on hand. Sarchione Ford is the presenting sponsor for this event.
Carpenter enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 19. One month after his 21st birthday, he was in Marjah, Afghanistan, on a hot, dusty rooftop with a fellow Marine and friend on a lookout position. In seconds, Carpenter became disoriented from an enemy grenade blast as the blood loss began to take his consciousness. He died once on the medical evacuation, again at the first hospital and a third time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, but five weeks after that day on the roof, Carpenter opened his eyes in Washington, D.C., and began his second chance – his bonus round at life. Carpenter spent three years at Walter Reed, in Bethesda Md., where he endured roughly 40 surgeries to reconstruct his body.
In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Carpenter the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House. In 2017, he graduated with a degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and since then has authored a bestselling book, “You Are Worth It: Building A Life Worth Fighting For.”
For more information and to tune into the virtual event, visit: www.profootballhof.com/events/honor-our-nations-heroes-featuring-kyle-carpenter/
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will provide free museum admission and parking to all veterans and active military plus a guest from Nov. 1-15, 2020. This offer is good for all United States active duty, including National Guard Reservists, and retired military service members who show a valid military ID at the Hall’s Ticket Office.
Throughout the rest of November, and every day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, veterans and active military receive $5 off Museum admission, and their spouses and dependents (under age 18) receive $3 off.
The HOF Store is also offering a 20% discount for all veterans and active military.
For more information and to plan a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, visit: www.profootballhof.com/events/free-admission-for-veterans-and-active-military-2020/
HALL OF FAME STORE FEATURES 2020 SALUTE TO SERVICE COLLECTION
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Store is selling several items from the 2020 Salute to Service collection, including knit hats, sideline hats, sideline legend performance long-sleeve tees and sideline Therma pullover hoodies featuring a variety of NFL team logos. The NFL does not profit from the sale of Salute to Service products. Since 2011, more than $44 million has been raised for the league's military nonprofit partners.
The store also sells special pins featuring the Hall of Fame’s logo and the American flag. The Hall of Fame Store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Guests wishing to visit the Hall of Fame Store only do not need to pay Museum admission or parking.
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