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17th Annual 2024 Husker Fans Salute the Troops Weekend September 28-29, 2024

Registration will open to all military men and women for the 2024 Husker Fans Salute the Troops Weekend once we have confirmed enough funds to hold the event!  This will be our 17th year and will be held on the weekend of September 28-29, 2024.

Our Mission

“The Husker Fans Salute the Troops Foundation is committed to Salute, Serve, and Support every Nebraska Veteran and active military personnel, to ensure that every person with Military ties in Nebraska feels welcome, appreciated and respected.”

History of Husker Fans Salute the Troops weekend

2024 marks the 17th year for Husker Salute.  2008 was our first year held during the OU game and attended by about 70 veterans and their families. Since then we have had to limit our attendance as it has grown to nearly 500 attendees. Each year we try to improve the experience and being our 17th year we are expecting it to be the best. 


Registration is limited to members of all branches of the United States Military, active or retired.

The "Salute" organization will provide: Saturday, Meet former Husker Football greats!  Take a private tour in the Nebraska Memorial Stadium. Attend a watch party for when Nebraska plays Purdue Boilermakers, in West Lafayette, IN on September 28th at 11am, complete with food, drinks, door prizes and special activities for the kids. A free night stay at Hotel TBD that night. Sunday, a brunch to honor our military men and women with a guest speaker. First time registrants will pay only a small $50 non-refundable registration fee to hold their reservation and ​repeat registrants will pay a $75 non-refundable registration fee.


We cannot do this without the support of Husker fans everywhere.  The “Salute” weekend provides military members a unique opportunity to spend a dream weekend around something they love.  Our board's goal is to provide a weekend for the military families at no cost to them except a nominal registration fee.    

Will you please help us honor the service of fellow Nebraska fans by providing funds or by donating goods and services? Any donation level is appreciated and helps our efforts.

Husker Salute is a non-profit organization that is staffed by all volunteers. 

All donations are tax-exempt  through Husker Salute under the 501c3 tax code.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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