Warrior to Warrior: Midland University PBL Partners with the Fremont DAV
FREMONT, NE – On November 10, 2018, Midland University and MU PBL honored veterans from the Fremont community during the home football game between the Midland Warriors and Dordt College Defenders. Veterans were granted free admission to the football game, and prior to the game, they were recognized for their service to this country. Midland University PBL took part in recognizing these veterans by organizing the day’s events and partnering with the Fremont area Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
The DAV is a nonprofit organization created by the United States Congress to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces through various means. With over 1 million active members and 1300 chapters, the DAV aids veterans by giving them rides to medical appointments and helping them with benefit claims. Midland PBL partnered with the DAV to conduct the Handoff for Veterans: Warrior to Warrior. The handoff consisted of veterans presenting the game ball to the referees, and conducting the coin flip prior to the kickoff.
Midland PBL member, Lance Nyffeler, participated in the handoff, and also happens to be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. Lance had this to say about the event:
“It was great getting to work with the DAV as a Midland student and PBL member, and also a veteran for the Veterans Day game. I had a great time hanging out with other Vets and putting on an event with the DAV. I can’t wait to go to next year’s Veterans game as an Alumni.”
In addition to the handoff, Midland PBL and the DAV showcased a helicopter prior to the start of the game. The helicopter, from the Nebraska Army National Guard, was a Lakota helicopter that is used in logistics and mission support.
The partnership with the DAV was a tremendous honor for every member of Midland PBL The Handoff of Veterans was Midland PBL’s and the community’s way to say “thank you” to our veterans for their service.