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WDVA announces Wisconsin Badgers Football 2012 annual Salute to Veterans

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos today announced that as part of the 2012 Year of the Veteran, and courtesy of the UW-Madison Athletic Department, the WDVA will distribute a number of FREE tickets to Wisconsin veterans and a guest for the Badgers Football Annual Salute to Veterans.

Hosted by the UW-Madison Athletic Department, UW-Madison Marching Band, and the WDVA, the Salute to Veterans will take place during the Sept. 1 game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.

There will be a Veterans Hospitality Tent at Camp Randall's Hall of Fame Terrace which is open to the public from noon-2 p.m. The VFW will have food and beverages for sale during the hospitality tent hours.

Veterans can register to win tickets to the game by applying online at:

Registration for the free ticket lottery will close at 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Ticket winners will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced the week of Aug. 27 and will be notified how to pick up their tickets.