Rodeo to honor American heroes Friday night - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Rodeo to honor American heroes Friday night

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There is so much to do at the 75th ABC Pro Rodeo this weekend, but one event tonight stands out among the rest.

Friday night is American Hero Night, where the rodeo will honor military members, peace officers, first responders, and others who serve our country.

For the first time this year all rodeo members will be wearing blue shirts to show their support for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us.

"We could say nothing at all and nobody would ever notice, but we have a public platform and this is our opportunity to say thank you, you know we could say thank you to them individually all the time, but this is a way to publicly do it," said Scott Peterson, 2017 Chairman for the ABC Pro Rodeo.

The Lubbock Police Department will present the colors, there will be a performance of the national anthem, and the SWAT team will be making a special entrance to kick off the events at 7:30 Friday night. 

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