The OSSAA would like to make school administrators aware that the Board of Directors has chosen to allow free admission to veterans to the first round of the football playoffs. The Board further stated that 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. 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.
Participation in this event requires as little or as much effort as your school district wishes. A simple acknowledgment would convey a powerful message of thanks on the part of school and community in general.
This year Veterans Day falls on Monday, Nov. 11. We will honor Veterans on Friday, Nov. 15.