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CCSD Annual Veterans and Military Appreciation Football Game

Just a reminder that the Cherry Creek Schools will host the annual event that invites current and former service members to a district school for a unique community gathering. This year’s event will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18th, with a communal meal at the Cherokee Trail High School cafeteria followed by a football game at 6 p.m. between  Cherokee Trail High School and Overland High School at neighboring Legacy Stadium located at 26101 E. Arapahoe Road, Aurora, CO 80016. 

CCSD students, teachers and staff members will be on hand to show their appreciation, while our veterans and active military will have the chance to share their insights and experiences, all while enjoying food, football and fun at one of our great neighborhood schools. Local businesses will also participate, donating food and supplies for the communal meal.

The event is a chance for our students to learn from the insights and experiences of our community members. Current and former service members from all the branches of the military will interact directly with students and be a part of the district’s dedication to excellence.

Dine In: 4:00 open to Veterans, Military members and their families. Pizza, salad and dessert for all guests. A goodie bag, shirt, hat and pin is given to each of our Veteran and Military guests.

Specialty Items Will Include

  • Patriot Guard
  • Welcome by the Superintendent
  • Guest Key Note Speaker
  • Buckley Color Guard/Space Force
  • High School bands, cheerleaders and other teams 
  • Cannon 
  • Honor Bell display and video 
  • Military vehicles for static display
  • POW/MIA Table presentation (One at dine in and one at static display)
  • Quilts of Valor wrapping ceremony    
  • Performances by student group  
  • VVA Color Guard and Video 
  • Door prize drawings 
  • Home Team – Cherokee Trail High School  
  • Visiting Team – Overland High School 

After the dine in, all guests will then be led outside of the school towards the football stadium. The stadium is across the parking lot. A gauntlet is formed with cheerleaders, bands and student groups to celebrate our special guests as they make their way down to the stadium. A large group of Colorado Patriot Guard riders escort the football teams from their schools to the stadium and then join in the gauntlet. Once the guests arrive at the stadium there is a short program and announcements to celebrate our nations heroes, possibly a mounted color guards, presentation of the colors and tolling of the honor bell. We select two honorary captains per team and one district captain. Coin toss and then Kick off for the game!

No RSVP is required to attend this event. Simply show up at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18th !

The event is finished.

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