The Lake Forest College football team will take part in its eighth annual Heroes Day on Saturday, September 9 at Farwell Field.
In this day of celebrating service, current and retired military members along with local heroes who make up the community will be honored. As the Foresters take the field, fans will notice serval athletes carrying a flag that represents 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 singing of the National Anthem.
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. Kickoff will take place at 1:00 p.m. against Carleton College at Farwell Field.