Bowling Green is proud to honor its Veterans throughout the entire month of November!
This is a huge weekend for the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers! The WKU football team will play the Army Black Knights at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium for the very first time, so come out and cheer on the TOPS this Saturday, November 15, at 11 am. Be sure to get there early to check out a pre-game performance by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. In addition to the acrobatics and aerial stunts, WKU’s own President, Gary Ransdell, will be jumping with the Golden Knights onto the field to present the game ball. Active and retired military members will be recognized throughout the game, along with an honorary chair MIA-POW seat that will forever sit inside the stadium in order to raise awareness for American Prisoners of War-Missing in Action. WKU is proud to be listed on the top Military Friendly Schools for the 6th year in a row and welcome the Army to Bowling Green! Tickets for this game and others can be purchased online at WKUsports.com or by calling 1-800-5-BIG RED.
November is “Military Appreciation Month” at the National Corvette Museum; therefore, the museum is offering “Free Admission” to all military personnel, fire fighters, police officers and their immediate families during the entire month. All branches of active, retired and reserve military members will also be honored with free admission when presenting proof of service. “Corvette is an American icon and we invite these special individuals and their family members to experience a tour of the Museum dedicated to America’s favorite sports car,” says NCM Executive Director, Wendell Strode. You can find more information on exactly how the NCM will be honoring Veterans this month by calling 270-781-7973 or visit http://corvettemuseum.com.
Just in case you missed this years National Corvette Museum Vets ‘n Vettes Event or the Bowling Greens Veteran’s Day Parade, be sure to make plans for next years events to share camaraderie with those who have served our Nation! Showing support to our military members is certainly something to be proud of, so bring your families and join us in celebrating past, present and future military leaders!
Another historic aircraft has arrived in Bowling Green, a NASA T-38 Talon. This is the fifth plane added to the Aviation Heritage Park of historical aircrafts. Warren County is proud to call this special T-38 its own. Russellville native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Terry Wilcutt, an astronaut and U.S Marine Colonel, flew it. Famous Astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong also flew this historic plane in missions during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs! The T-38 is truly a special addition to the Aviation Heritage Park and has a fascinating story behind it. You can find more information about visiting this plane and others by calling 270-303-3527 or visiting http://aviationheritagepark.com.