Lyons Township High School will host the annual Salute to Service football game in honor of military veterans at their first home game on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett Field on the school’s South Campus, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs.

Partnering with Leyden High School, the football players will take the field dressed in special commemorative jerseys as a way of honoring and thanking veterans. Veterans from the LTHS and Leyden communities have been invited to participate and will be admitted to the game for free. They are asked to check in as they arrive so they can be properly thanked and escorted to their reserved seating.

Each will receive a voucher for a free meal at the concession stand, and honorary captains from both teams will be part of the coin toss. Any money generated through the sale of the special jerseys and gate sales for the game will be donated to the Western Springs Memorial VFW Post 10778.