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Astros Salute to Veterans
Presented by Occidental Petroleum
November 11th, 2013

Occidental Petroleum
YOU ARE INVITED to attend THE HOUSTON ASTROS SALUTE TO VERERANS presented by OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM on Monday, November 11. 2013. The event will honor our nation's military and veterans, with a special thanks to those who served in World War II. The centerpiece will be the screening of an extraordinary, award-winning documentary, HONOR FLIGHT: ONE LAST MISSION, on the video board at Minute Maid Park for thousands of attendees of all ages.

Musical entertainment starts as early as noon, with featured performers TRACY BYRD and GARY MORRIS at 1:00 pm followed by skydivers parachuting into Minute Maid Park, a brief program with active military and decorated veterans followed by the film.

AND IT'S ALL FREE. TICKETS NOW WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATES, SO PLEASE BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Concessions are available and FREE parking in the Astros-owned lots.

Schedule of the ASTROS SALUTE TO VETERANS Event on Monday Nov 11th:

  • 11:00 am: Gates open with musical entertainment and available concessions.
  • NOON: Entertainment Begins
  • 1:00 pm: County Western legends Tracy Byrd and Gary Morris perform
  • 2:00 pm SHARP: Re/Max Skydiving Team, Brief Speaking program with US Sen. Cornyn, Major General John Nichols, the Adjutant General of Texas, veterans and active military , followed by the film screening on the giant Videoboard.
  • 4:30 pm: Event ends

THE FILM:
Honor Flight is an inspiring documentary about living World War II veterans and a community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.

The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the veterans in their late 80s and early 90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of deeply moving surprises. It's uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.

The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans to Washington, DC. It consists of 117 hubs across the country, including Honor Flight Houston, which was established in May 2013.

FREE Astros Salute to Veterans Tickets will be available at the ballpark gates for entry on Monday, November 11th. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED. PLEASE BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND FELLOW PATRIOTS!

  • All tickets are general admission and ushers will direct you to available seating.
  • Wheelchair accessible seating is available. Handicap accessible seating usually includes one companion seating next to a wheelchair space with additional seating located nearby. If you have questions about accessibility issues in advance of the event, please contact our event staff at jstewart@astros.com
  • Early arrival is highly recommended. Please allow plenty of time for parking and bag check.
  • Parking is available nearby. Parking in the select Astros-owned lots will be free of charge for event attendees. Once those spaces are filled, parking for a fee is available at other commercial lots surrounding Minute Maid Park.
  • If you need a large group of tickets, please contact Kristen Lundgren at 713-259-8319 . Or email Kristen at klundgren@astros.com
  • For Military, Guard and Reserve units seeking free group tickets so that units may be seated together, please contact mwade@astros.com

If you have questions, we would be happy to assist you. Please contact Kristen Lundgren via email at klundgren@astros.com

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