This story by Angela Patterson also appeared here.
SMU's Home Opener on 9/11 to Feature Patriotic Theme, Special Military Tribute
Angela Patterson, About.com, August 31, 2011
On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, SMU will celebrate its 2010 home football season opener by hosting Conference USA rival UAB. SMU is asking all fans coming to the game to wear red, white or blue to show their support for the United States and the Mustangs. The game will have a patriotic theme, with the Mustang Band playing a special Military tribute.
SMU will also offer a free ticket to the game to all first-responders -- fire, police, and emergency medical personnel -- and anyone with a Military ID.
SMU will hold a tribute to those lost on United Flight 93, whose 40 passengers and crew heroically fought terrorists that hijacked their plane on September 11th, saving countless lives and our nation's capital. In doing so, they sacrificed their own lives as their plane plummeted into a field outside of Shanksville, Penn. At the game, fans will have a chance to donate to the planned Flight 93 National Memorial.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are available by calling 214-768-4263 or by logging on to SMUMustangs.com.