U.S. Army “Golden Knights” to perform at Honor America

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Media Contact: Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: [email protected]

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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U.S. Army “Golden Knights” to perform at Honor America College of the Ozarks to host Honor America event Sunday, June 25

POINT LOOKOUT, MO.—College of the Ozarks will host its 28th annual Honor America Celebration on campus Sunday, June 25, 2017. A special addition this year is the United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed and commonly known as the Golden Knights. They will perform a night pyrotechnic jump from approximately 12,000 feet, just prior to the fireworks.

The public is invited to attend this free event, and guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks, and pets are strictly prohibited.

Schedule of events

5:30 — 7:45 p.m. Festivities begin with an old-fashioned, barbeque picnic. Guests may purchase $5.00 combo meals or items al a carte. Food service closes promptly at 7:45 p.m. for patriotic program.

5:30 — 7:30 p.m. Children’s activities will include face painting, balloons, and a craft area where guests can make a thank-you card for Veterans.

6 p.m. — Musical groups take the stage and feature some of the area’s best acts. Featured entertainment includes touring and recording group, The Hunt Family Band; songs from throughout the decades performed by Red, Hot… & Blue!; and the unique harmonies of AYO Voices of Glory.

8:30 p.m. — The patriotic program is a well-loved tradition and includes the Presentation of Colors and remarks by President Jerry C. Davis. The Hard Work U. Concert Band will then perform a patriotic concert and provide the musical backdrop for the fireworks display that concludes the event.

9:00 p.m. (Approximate) — The Golden Knights will make their jump just before the fireworks begin.

More about the Golden Knights

The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed and commonly known as the Golden Knights, is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the United States Army. It consists of demonstration and competition parachutist teams, drawn from all branches of the Army. Members must demonstrate excellence in parachuting.

The nickname “Golden Knights” was earned in 1962. “Golden” signifies the gold medals the team has won, while “Knights” alludes to the team’s ambition to conquer the skies.

Since then, the Golden Knights have conducted more than 16,000 shows in 50 states and 48 countries, reaching an average of 60,000 people per show. The team has earned the U.S. Army 2,148 gold, 1,117 silver, and 693 bronze medals in national and international competition. Team members have also broken 348 world records.

To learn more about the Golden Knights, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.html

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman, at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The college earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center—the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 students employed in every facet of the operation, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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06.19.17 – Valorie Coleman