The University of Alabama is holding a special event for veterans before Saturday's football game in Tuscaloosa against Texas A&M.
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a free pre-game tailgate for veterans, troops and their dependents from both schools.
The tailgate starts at 11:30 a.m. CST on the northwest corner of the Quad, where thousands of fans gather before games.
The tailgate is part of a week of events on campus making Veterans Day, which is next Monday.
No. 1 Alabama plays No. 15 A&M at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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