UMHB Hosts Military Appreciation Day - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

UMHB Hosts Military Appreciation Day

Posted: Updated:

It was a special Saturday for soldiers and their families. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor hosted the annual Military Appreciation Day at Crusader Stadium. 

The afternoon was filled with football, fun and hot dogs for soldiers like Sergeant First Class Chris Bridson.

"Knowing that we're getting recognized for Veteran's Weekend, but also just being here and having fun and being able to relax with our families," Bridson said. 

Paula Tanner helped organize the big day and she says the event gets bigger and better every year.

About 1500 soldiers and their families came out to the game on Saturday for free.

"Well our military give to us every single day of the year and we are excited about having the opportunity to do just a little thing back for them," Tanner said.

The university has been hosting Military Appreciation Day for years, but this is the first time it has fallen so close to Veteran's Day, which is why they added special perks like wrist bands and free concessions.

Even though the soldiers appreciate the recognition and support, Sergeant First Class Bridson says their families deserve this special event just as much as they do.

"I mean, I've been in the Army eleven years...and my wife joined the Army with me....and not just my wife, my children too," Bridson said. 

Today was also the final home game of the regular season for the Crusaders, but they've already clenched to go to the playoffs.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:10:06 GMT
    KCEN HD NewsKCEN HD News
    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...More >>
    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...More >>
  • Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:44:03 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
  • UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco

    UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:32:33 GMT
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake WacoMore >>
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.