OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association has announced a decision to allow free admission to veterans to the first round of the 2017 football playoffs.
Released on Monday, the OSSAA released that it wanted to make school administrators aware of this honor for veterans, as Veterans Day is recognized on Saturday.
A veteran and one guest would be admitted free of charge, simply by showing their driver’s license, which has a seal indicating the person is a veteran. If the individual has not renewed their license in the last couple of years, a veteran ID card or any proof of identification is acceptable.
“It is our intention to encourage Oklahoma high schools to recognize veterans in conjunction with any school activities in the next couple of weeks,” said Mike Whaley, Executive Director of the OSSAA. “This is a great way to recognize those who have served our country and reinforce the importance of their sacrifices and the very meaning of Veterans Day.”
The release said also that participation in the event requires as little or as much effort as a school district wishes and that a simple acknowledgment would convey a powerful message of thanks on the part of school and community in general.