Military Appreciation Night planned Friday at Lanier, Peachtree Ridge

Two local high schools, Lanier and Peachtree Ridge, will host Military Appreciation Night during Friday's varsity football games.

Lanier's celebration, in conjunction with the Longhorns' first-ever region football game vs. Madison County, will feature a number of special ceremonies involving fans and the players. Military personnel with ID or in uniform will receive free admission along with a free ticket for a friend and family member, as well as a free meal.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the pre-game festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Peachtree Ridge's event also has several ceremonies planned to honor the military, including a flyover of helicopters from Warner Robins to conclude the National Anthem. Like Lanier, all military personnel will receive free admission and a free meal.

The pre-game events begin at 7 p.m. at Peachtree Ridge with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The Lions host Mill Creek in the football matchup.