IRVING, Texas – Cowboys Stadium will host an Armed Forces Rally Day on Saturday, one day prior to the First Responder Appreciation Game.
Rally Day will last from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and will include Cowboys alumni, appearances from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Rowdy and Santa, as well as military-themed activities and interactive games for children.
The Cowboys will honor police, fire and border patrol agents during the First Responder Appreciation Game against the Eagles the next day. Between 900 and 1,000 local first responders, as well as national border patrol agents stationed in Texas, will be present during the festivities.
Static displays will be presented in the east and west plazas, ranging from fire trucks to police and border patrol vehicles to motorcycles and off-road vehicles.
The Border Patrol Pipe and Drum Band will perform in the east and west plazas during pregame. Once the festivities begin inside the stadium, the Cowboys will honor two fallen Arlington police officers and one fallen Arlington firefighter who suffered fatal injuries in the line of duty. Their families will be presented with a plaque and other items.
The National Anthem will be sung by the Dallas Police Choir, joined by members of the Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department and border patrol agents. At halftime, all of the first responders will be on the field, along with the pipe and drum band, to pay tribute to the fallen officers of local police and fire agencies and the border patrol.
Below are events scheduled for Saturday's Rally Day:
· Dallas Cowboys Alumniwill sign autographs from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
o Mel Renfro– 11:00 a.m.
o Leon Lett– 12:00 p.m.
o Ed Jones– 1:00 p.m.
· Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will sign autographs from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
· Santa Appearance from 3:30p.m.-6:30 p.m.
· Armed Forces activities
o Re-enlistment ceremony
o Color guard
o Life size replica of Tomb of the Unknown Solider
· Free Parkingwith purchase of a stadium tour.
VIP rally day tickets cost $27.50 for adults and $22.50 for children and seniors; self-guided rally day tickets cost $17.50 for adults and $14.50 for children and seniors; military rally day tickets cost $22.50 for VIP and $14.50 for self-guided. Group tickets can be purchased by calling (817) 892-TOUR.