It’s Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday as the Griz take on Eastern Washington and Military Order of the Purple Heart Vice Commander Sergej Micharud said his organization is celebrating before kickoff with a tailgate.

"We're trying to do the biggest Veterans Appreciation game that has ever been done," Micharud said. "We're going to be at the north side of the stadium at the Lot 12 south area. We're going to have a lot of student veterans there, a lot of our people there from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, officers of the Association of Officers and other veteran organizations, of course."

Micharud said tailgaters are welcome to drop by anytime during the game and can bring extra food or beverages if they wish.