Purple Out: Nobody Does Military Appreciation Like Clemson

If you’ve never attended Military Appreciation Day at Clemson, it’s an event quite like no other. It’s something every Clemson fan should experience at least once. It’s not one of the older Tiger traditions, but it is one of the most treasured.

This year the Tigers welcome Wofford to town for Military Appreciation Day. It’s a day the former military school celebrates its rich heritage in the armed forces, and honors our veterans, past and present, and future.

“A full day of activities will include an appreciation tailgate, recognition of fallen soldiers and all veterans in attendance at the
game, parachutists and military flyovers (weather permitting) during pregame, a 21-gun salute and fallen soldier cross at halftime.”

This will be the 26th time the school has held Military Appreciation Day and the Tigers are 21-4 in those games and have won the last 11. It’s the one game every season in which the Tigers don their purple uniforms, in honor of all Purple Heart recipients, with the fans following suit by breaking out the purple themselves.

When it comes to honoring the military, Clemson’s annual celebration sets the standard. It really is something to behold. From the pregame flyover, to the festivities at halftime, no school does it better.